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LETTER TO EDITOR Table of Contents   
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 264
Post-operative management of endarterectomy

Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok - 10160, Thailand

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Date of Web Publication6-Sep-2010

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Wiwanitkit V. Post-operative management of endarterectomy. Ann Card Anaesth 2010;13:264

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The Editor,

I read the recent report on post-operative management of endarterectomy with great interest. [1] Iyengar et al, concluded that "Pulmonary endarterectomy is an effective and potentially curative surgical treatment for patients with severe chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension." [1] Of interest, this alternative approach for the cases unfit for pulmonary thrombectomy might be a good one. However, there are also several factors determining the outcome of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, including splenectomy, permanent central intravenous lines and certain inflammatory disorders. [2] .In addition, in the report by Iyengar et al, there are some points of concern. First, the nature of the retrospective study might pose some bias and the numbers of subjects might be a major limitation of the generalization of the results. Additionally, the novel pharmacotherapy that is recommended for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, Bosentan, should also be mentioned. [3] The comparison between this medical approach and pulmonary endarterectomy can give useful clinical information.

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1.Narayana Iyengar RM, Hegde D, Gupta R, Patil L. Postoperative management of pulmonary endarterectomy and outcome. Ann Card Anaesth 2010;13:22-7.  Back to cited text no. 1      
2.Bonderman D, Skoro-Sajer N, Jakowitsch J, Adlbrecht C, Dunkler D, et al. Predictors of outcome in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Circulation 2007;115:2153-8.   Back to cited text no. 2  [PUBMED]  [FULLTEXT]  
3.Raja SG, Dreyfus GD. Current status of bosentan for treatment of pulmonary hypertension. Ann Card Anaesth 2008;11:6-14.  Back to cited text no. 3  [PUBMED]  Medknow Journal  

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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.69063

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