Table. 1—

Medical pre-treatment with therapies specific for pulmonary hypertension (PH) as a bridge to pulmonary endarterectomy#

Medical therapy for PHPatients
PH specific monotherapy35 (70)
PH specific combination therapy6 (12)
No PH specific therapy9 (18)
  • Data are presented as n (%). #: data obtained following personal experience at the Giessen University Hospital (Giessen, Germany), the Kerkhoff Clinic (Bad Nauheim, Germany) and Zürich and Bern University Hospitals (both Switzerland) between January 2008 and March 2009.