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How does DVT with pulmonary embolisms in my lungs effect my diagnosis of pulmonary hypertensiion?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Michael Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Which came first?

Pe can lead to pulmonary hypertension.
If you had pre-existing pulmonary hypertension and then experienced a pe, that could definitely be a tough situation.

In brief: Which came first?

Pe can lead to pulmonary hypertension.
If you had pre-existing pulmonary hypertension and then experienced a pe, that could definitely be a tough situation.
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