Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: clinical picture and surgical treatment.

  title={Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: clinical picture and surgical treatment.},
  author={Kenneth M. Moser and William R. Auger and Peter F. Fedullo and Stuart W. Jamieson},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  volume={5 3},
Chronic, major vessel thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), is an uncommon condition which, in the past, was an autopsy curiosity. Advances in diagnostic approaches, surgical techniques and postoperative management have transformed this disorder into a potentially curable form of pulmonary hypertension. The predominant symptom is unexplained dyspnoea on exertion. In patients with this complaint, CTEPH should be considered. Numerous pitfalls exist along the diagnostic path. Perfusion… CONTINUE READING

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