Improvements in functional parameters following pulmonary endarterectomy

Pre-operative3-month follow-upp-value
Patients n314306
mPAP mmHg48±1226±10<0.001
PVR dyn·s·cm−5805±365301±232<0.001
Cardiac index L·min−1·m−22.0±0.72.5±0.5<0.001
6MWD m269±119367±108<0.001
NYHA-FC I/II %8.783.0#
  • mPAP: mean pulmonary arterial pressure; PVR: pulmonary vascular resistance; 6MWD: 6-min walking distance; NYHA-FC: New York Heart Association functional class. #: 87.5% at 12 months. Reproduced and modified from [29] with permission from the publisher.