Thrombolysis with resolution of pulmonary hypertension in a heart transplant candidate

Scott Lick, Vincent Conti

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Abstract

We report a patient with idiopathic cardiomyopathy and high pulmonary resistance due to pulmonary emboli of unknown age. Successful thrombolytic therapy returned his pulmonary resistance to normal, allowing orthotopic cardiac transplantation. This ease underscores the need to aggressively diagnose and treat pulmonary emboli in potential transplant candidates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)896-897
Number of pages2
JournalChest
Volume115
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

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Keywords

  • Cardiac transplant
  • Pulmonary embolus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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