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Evaluation and management of patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension - consensus statement from the ISHLT

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

ISHLT members have recognized the importance of a consensus statement on the evaluation and management of patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. The creation of this document required multiple steps, including the engagement of the ISHLT councils, approval by the Standards and Guidelines Committee, identification and selection of experts in the field, and the development of 6 working groups. Each working group provided a separate section based on an extensive literature search. These sections were then coalesced into a single document that was circulated to all members of the working groups. Key points were summarized at the end of each section. Due to the limited number of comparative trials in this field, the document was written as a literature review with expert opinion rather than based on level of evidence.
Journal: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
ISSN: 1053-2498
Issue: 11
Volume: 40
Pages: 1301 - 1326
Number of pages: 26
Publication year:2021
Keywords:Cardiovascular & respiratory medicine, Surgery