Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.

  title={Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.},
  author={William R. Auger and Nick Hyong Kim and Terence K. Trow},
  journal={Clinics in chest medicine},
  volume={31 4},
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension is one of the few forms of pulmonary hypertension that is surgically curable. It is likely underdiagnosed and must be considered in every patient presenting with pulmonary hypertension to avoid missing the opportunity to cure these patients. This article discusses the epidemiology, risk factors, natural history, diagnosis, and preoperative evaluation of patients with this disorder. Also covered are putative mechanisms for the conversion of acute… CONTINUE READING

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