Dyspnea and related symptoms suggesting pulmonary embolism should also raise suspicion for possible chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. In this video, a multidisciplinary panel walks through considerations in differentiating the conditions and finding the best treatment strategy.
A woman with inoperable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension improves dramatically after balloon pulmonary angioplasty.
Since multiple conditions can mimic components of PH, the clinician should think about the patient’s total clinical condition before diagnosing and categorizing it. Proper evaluation and etiologic definition are crucial to providing the appropriate therapy.
A large, long-term cohort study finds that certain pregnancy complications can raise mothers’ risk of cardiovascular death sixfold or more. Here are the takeaways for Ob/Gyns.
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While the incidence of CTEPH is low, diagnosis is important by a specialized multidisciplinary program that can provide a surgical cure.