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Arteriography and Endovascular Intervention in the Lungs 

Arteriography and Endovascular Intervention in the Lungs
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Arteriography and Endovascular Intervention in the Lungs
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Darryl Zuckerman

, and Christina Marks

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190276249.003.0027
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date: 18 October 2019

Massive hemoptysis, which can be caused by a variety of chronic pulmonary diseases, is well-suited to treatment by arterial-directed transcatheter-based therapies. Results after bronchial artery embolization are excellent. Knowledge of the arterial anatomy and pathophysiology is critical to clinical success. Pulmonary embolism is a common entity responsible for over 100,000 deaths in the U.S alone. Understanding cardiopulmonary hemodynamics is helpful in deciding which patients will benefit most from interventional techniques such as catheter-directed thrombolysis and thrombectomy. The role of selective catheterization of pulmonary arteries for therapeutic purposes in the setting of PE continues to evolve. This chapter describes the fundamental clinical and anatomic issues when confronting patients with acute pulmonary vascular disease.

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