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the Plains, OH
A 55-year-old female asked:

Ihad2 pulmonary embolisms, now i have pulmonary hypertension+ lung scarring, will i get better?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 36 years experience
Pulm HTN after PEs: Repeated pulmonary emboli can damage the lungs. The right side of the heart pumps right into the lungs. The hypertension in the lungs may be permanent as a result of the damage caused to the lungs from the previous clots.
Dr. Denis Winder
59 years experience
Information: Perhaps some improvement over time. But scarring is permanent. Some element of pulmonary hypertension most likely will persist.
Last updated Oct 30, 2013

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