A member asked:

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

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Kevin Nolan answered

Specializes in Surgery - Vascular

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.

Answered 5/7/2013


Dr. Denis Winder answered

Specializes in

Information: Perhaps some improvement over time. But scarring is permanent. Some element of pulmonary hypertension most likely will persist.

Answered 5/8/2013



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