Published: 20 July 2021
Author(s): Gudula J.A.M. Boon, Pushpa M. Jairam, Gerie M.C. Groot, Cornelis J. van Rooden, Yvonne M. Ende-Verhaar, Ludo F.M. Beenen, Lucia J.M. Kroft, Harm Jan Bogaard, Menno V. Huisman, Petr Symersky, Anton Vonk Noordegraaf, Lilian J. Meijboom, Frederikus A. Klok
Issue: October 2021
Section: Original article

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is the only potentially curable form of pulmonary hypertension, but is currently underrecognized. [1, 2] CTEPH is a rare complication of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) [3], with increasing evidence showing that acute PE may be accompanied by acute-on-chronic thromboembolic disease leading to diagnostic misclassification. A French study showed that patients ultimately diagnosed with CTEPH had multiple concomitant signs of CTEPH at computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) and echocardiography at the time of a preceding PE.

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