Table 1—

Outcome of cases with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension diagnosed by the Scottish Pulmonary Vascular Unit between 2000 and 2008

Aug 2000 – July 2004Aug 2004 – July 2008Annual rate per million for 2004–2008
Cases diagnosed 18502.5
Cases referred to Papworth 16442.2
Cases not referred 26
Patients referred to Papworth
 Not operable713
 Awaiting decision04
 Died before being seen11
Outcome if operable
 Died pre-operatively20
 Operable but declined05
 Awaiting operation01
  • Data are presented as n. PEA: pulmonary endarterectomy. These data show a number of possible additional reasons for the low Scottish rate seen in the study by Toshner et al. 1.