Resolutive pulmonary endarterectomy in a non-compliant patient with systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid syndrome

Anna Kuzenko, Savino Sciascia, Erika Silvestro, Iuliana Badiu, Marco Morsolini, Maria Elena Rovere, Maria Tiziana Bertero

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Abstract

Patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) have poor prognosis, and pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) is considered the treatment of choice for this condition. We report a case and review the literature of successful PEA for CTEPH due to antiphospholipid syndrome associated with systemic lupus erythematosus. The definitive and decisive approach needed to treat this high-risk patient with a history of comorbidity, long-term illness and poor compliance was found with a therapy of PEA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1889-1893
Number of pages5
JournalRheumatology International
Volume33
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013

Keywords

  • Antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Pulmonary endarterectomy
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy

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