Published: 25 January 2023
Author(s): Marcel Levi
Issue: May 2023
Section: Commentary

Patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension represent a subgroup of patients suffering from pulmonary hypertension. The disease is characterized by chronic, non-resolving thromboembolic obstruction of pulmonary arteries following one or more episodes of pulmonary embolism and involving both large vessel and small vessel dysfunction in the lungs [1]. Clinically, the most important manifestations are shortness of breath, fatigue and symptoms as a consequence of right sided heart failure, all resulting in a significantly affected quality of life and even enhanced mortality.


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