Chronic Thromboembolic Disease and Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension

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Clin Chest Med. 2021 Mar;42(1):81-90. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2020.11.014. Epub 2021 Jan 12.


Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary vascular disease (CTED) are rare manifestations of venous thromboembolism. Presumably, CTEPH and CTED are variants of the same pathophysiological mechanism. CTEPH and CTED can be near-cured by pulmonary endarterectomy, balloon pulmonary angioplasty, and medical treatment with Riociguat or subcutaneous treprostinil, which are the approved drugs.

PMID:33541619 | DOI:10.1016/j.ccm.2020.11.014

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