• angiography
  • Mismatched perfusion defects on lung ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) scan and specific diagnostic signs for CTEPH seen by multidetector computed tomography angiography (MDCT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or conventional pulmonary cineangiography (PAG), such as ring-like stenoses, webs/slits, chronic total occlusions (pouch lesions, or tapered lesions) and tortuous lesions. (wikipedia.org)
  • The recommended diagnostic algorithm stresses the importance of initial investigation using an echocardiogram and V/Q scan and confirmation with right heart catheter and pulmonary angiography (PA). (wikipedia.org)
  • Today, the gold standard imaging remains invasive pulmonary angiography (PAG) using native angiograms or a digital subtraction technique. (wikipedia.org)
  • CTEPH
  • We offer pulmonary thromboendarterectomy, a potentially curative surgery for patients with CTEPH. (upmc.com)
  • The treatment of choice for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a complex surgery called pulmonary thromboendarterectomy, which can potentially cure this disease. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • In patients with non-operable CTEPH or persistent/recurrent PH after PEA, there is evidence for benefit from pulmonary vasodilator drug treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • lung
  • However, Doppler echocardiograms are notoriously inaccurate when the pulmonary hypertension is mild or when there is simultaneous presence of lung scarring. (umich.edu)
  • Overall, about 50% develop permanent pulmonary abnormalities, and 5 to 15% have progressive fibrosis of the lung parenchyma. (wikipedia.org)
  • epoprostenol
  • At the Cleveland Clinic, our patients are on various advanced pulmonary hypertension therapies, such as intravenous epoprostenol (Flolan and Veletri), intravenous and inhaled treprostinil (Remodulin and Tyvaso), oral bosentan and ambrisentan (Tracleer and Letairis), oral sildenafil and tadalafil (Revatio and Adcirca). (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Respiratory
  • This compound has also been used as a treatment for aortic valve stenosis, oesophageal varices, myocardial infarction, pulmonary hypertension, respiratory distress syndrome in the newborn, shock, and ergot toxicity. (wikipedia.org)