Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.

K. Gowrinath, K. Padmanabha Kamath

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Abstract

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is an uncommon consequence of acute pulmonary embolism. We report CTEPH in a 58-year-old male who had pleurisy with a small haemorrhagic pleural effusion three months ago. The six-month course of anti-coagulation therapy failed to resolve thromboemboli completely or improve pulmonary hypertension. Computed tomographic pulmonary angiography (CTPA) is useful for the diagnosis as well as for the followup of chronic pulmonary thromboembolism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-47
Number of pages3
JournalThe Indian journal of chest diseases & allied sciences
Volume51
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2009
Externally publishedYes

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