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ECMO in pulmonary arterial hypertension and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension as a bridge-to-therapy

Alejandro Cruz-Utrilla12, Elena Puerto García-Martín, Laura Domínguez Pérez, Anibal Ruiz Curiel, Andrés Quezada, Alejandro Durante López, Lourdes Vicent, Roberto Martín Asenjo, Williams Hinojosa, Andrea Eixerés, Laura Forcén Acebal, María Galindo, Fernando Arribas Ynsaurriaga, Pilar Escribano-Subias, Héctor Bueno
DOI: 10.33963/KP.a2023.0055
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  1. Pulmonary Hypertension Unit, Department of Cardiology, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain
  2. European Reference Network of Rare Respiratory Disease (ERN-Lung), Brussels, Belgium

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Alejandro Cruz-Utrilla
Elena Puerto García-Martín
Laura Domínguez Pérez
Anibal Ruiz Curiel
Andrés Quezada
Alejandro Durante López
Lourdes Vicent
Roberto Martín Asenjo
Williams Hinojosa
Andrea Eixerés
Laura Forcén Acebal
María Galindo
Fernando Arribas Ynsaurriaga
Pilar Escribano-Subias
Héctor Bueno

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