Incidence of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension after pulmonary embolism.

  title={Incidence of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension after pulmonary embolism.},
  author={Vittorio Pengo and Anthonie W. A. Lensing and Martin H. Prins and Antonio Marchiori and Bruce L Davidson and Francesca Tiozzo and Paolo Albanese and Alessandra Biasiolo and Cinzia Pegoraro and Sabino Iliceto and Paolo Prandoni},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={350 22},
BACKGROUND Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTPH) is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Its incidence after pulmonary embolism and associated risk factors are not well documented. METHODS We conducted a prospective, long-term, follow-up study to assess the incidence of symptomatic CTPH in consecutive patients with an acute episode of pulmonary embolism but without prior venous thromboembolism. Patients with unexplained persistent dyspnea during follow-up… CONTINUE READING
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