December 17, 2014
A combined approach using pressure-wire guidance and a novel predictive scoring index was associated with reduced reperfusion pulmonary edema and vessel complications in patients undergoing percutaneous transluminal pulmonary angioplasty.
Researchers aimed to evaluate safety and efficacy outcomes of pressure-wire-guided percutaneous transluminal pulmonary angioplasty. The cohort included 103 patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. The researchers evaluated 350 consecutive sessions conducted from 2009 to 2013. The Pulmonary Edema Predictive Scoring Index (PEPSI) was developed to assess reperfusion pulmonary edema risk.