Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: an updated review.

@article{Lang2008ChronicTP,
  title={Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: an updated review.},
  author={Irene M Lang and Walter Klepetko},
  journal={Current opinion in cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={555-9}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Venous thromboembolism is a spectrum of disease comprising deep vein thrombosis, thrombus in transit, acute pulmonary embolism, and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) as a rare and late possible sequela. RECENT FINDINGS On the basis of a prospective long-term study, the incidence of CTEPH is estimated at 3.8% within 2 years of all patients surviving an episode of symptomatic idiopathic pulmonary embolism. Young age, a large perfusion defect, and idiopathic… CONTINUE READING
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