What Are CTEPH and Pulmonary Hypertension?

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What are CTEPH and pulmonary hypertension?

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Pulmonary hypertension (PH or PHTN) is a condition of elevated blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs. Its symptoms include chest pain, breath shortness, tiredness, syncope, swelling of the legs, and a fast heartbeat.

CTEPH is the abbreviation of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. It is one form of pulmonary hypertension. CTEPH is characterized by fibrous stenosis, complete obliteration of pulmonary arteries, and intraluminal thrombus organization. The causes of CTEPH include arteritis, parasitic infection, angiosarcoma and congenital pulmonary artery stenosis.

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