chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
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chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertensionAbbreviation: CTEPH
Pulmonary HTN that results from the migration of blood clots (usually from the lower extremities) into the lungs. Elevated BP in the lungs gradually overloads the right ventricle and causes right-sided heart failure.
Symptoms usually include shortness of breath, esp. during exercise.
The disease, when identified, may be treated with surgical removal of blood clots.
See also: hypertension
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