Variant of PAH
Multiple pe associated with recurrant DVT can cause chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
(cteph), a variant of pulmonary hypertension (pah).
These patients often have a hypercoagulopathy. Cteph occurs more frequently than previously thought, and unlike other types of pulmonary hypertension, cteph has the potential to be cured. A v/q scan can help diagnose.