Inspiratory capacity is not altered in operable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

PVRI Member Authors: Manuel Richter, Henning Gall, Werner Seeger, Ardeschir Ghofrani

Abstract

Pathological alterations of inspiratory capacity (IC) have been observed in pulmonary hypertension. However, the clinical significance of IC in operable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) without other pulmonary diseases remains unknown. CTEPH patients scheduled for pulmonary endarterectomy were prospectively screened. Despite being associated with functional capacity, pathological alterations of IC were not observed.

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Topics

Pulmonary Hypertension

Authors

Manuel J. Richter, Henning Gall, Gesa Wittkämper, Werner Seeger, Eckhard Mayer, Hossein A. Ghofrani, Stefan Guth, Frank Reichenberger

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Pulmonary Circulation Vol 7: No 2 cover image

May 2017

Pulmonary Circulation Vol 7: No 2

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