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Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.
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PMID:  19317363     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is an uncommon consequence of acute pulmonary embolism. We report CTEPH in a 58-year-old male who had pleurisy with a small haemorrhagic pleural effusion three months ago. The six-month course of anti-coagulation therapy failed to resolve thromboemboli completely or improve pulmonary hypertension. Computed tomographic pulmonary angiography (CTPA) is useful for the diagnosis as well as for the followup of chronic pulmonary thromboembolism.
K Gowrinath; K Padmanabha Kamath
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Indian journal of chest diseases & allied sciences     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0377-9343     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci     Publication Date:    2009 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-25     Completed Date:  2009-04-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7612044     Medline TA:  Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Hypertension, Pulmonary / etiology*,  radiography
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Embolism / complications*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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