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Table 3 Occurrence of complications

From: Bilateral versus unilateral balloon pulmonary angioplasty for inoperable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

  All BPA sessions (N = 210) Unilateral BPA (N = 124) Bilateral BPA (N = 86) *p value
Total occurrence of complications 21 (10.0%) 12 (9.7%) 9 (10.5%) 0.83
During the procedure
 Hemoptysis 11 6 5  
 Pulmonary artery perforation 4 2 2  
After the procedure
 Lung injury 6 4 2  
  First BPA sessions (N = 92) Unilateral BPA (N = 54) Bilateral BPA (N = 38)  
Total occurrence of complications 10 (10.9%) 5 (9.3%) 5 (13.2%) 0.80
During the procedure
 Hemoptysis 5 3 2  
 Pulmonary artery perforation 3 2 1  
After the procedure
 Lung injury 2 0 2  
  1. BPA balloon pulmonary angioplasty
  2. *Comparison between bilateral BPA and unilateral BPA