- Recommendation ID
NICE encourages further research into balloon pulmonary angioplasty for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Details of patient selection, all complications, and subsequent treatments and interventions for pulmonary hypertension should be collected. Reports should include quality-of-life outcomes, long-term efficacy outcomes and survival. NICE may update the guidance on publication of further evidence.
- Any explanatory notes
Evidence on the safety of balloon pulmonary angioplasty for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension shows the potential for serious but well-recognised complications. In relation to efficacy:
For patients for whom pulmonary endarterectomy is considered to be suitable, evidence on efficacy is inadequate, especially in the long term. Therefore, for these patients, this procedure should only be used with special arrangements for clinical governance, consent and audit or research.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Balloon pulmonary angioplasty for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
- Date issued
- April 2016
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|