What Should We Know About Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension?

Q:
What should we know about chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension?

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Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a disease that is underdiagnosed, it is a rare consequence of an acute pulmonary embolism.

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension arises from repeated or unresolved pulmonary embolism.

Pulmonary embolism either can be resolved without treatments or can be treated with medications that break up the clot. If there still exist frequent recurrences of clots, pulmonary hypertension and harmful vascular changes may occur.

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension is one of the certain types of pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary hypertension means abnormally high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries. CTEPH can be deadly sometimes.

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