HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Unresolved pulmonary embolism often leads to chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, a condition associated with very poor outcomes, a speaker said at the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET).
“Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) occurs when a pulmonary embolism fails to undergo complete dissolution, and may happen despite anticoagulation,” William Kuo, MD, FSIR, FCCP, FSVM, FCIRSE, professor of vascular and interventional radiology at Stanford University School of Medicine, said. “The hallmark of CTEPH is fibrotic transformation of pulmonary arterial thrombus leading to mechanical obstruction of pulmonary arteries.”
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