A Case of Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension

Xin Jin, Sang-Hoon Seol, Bo-Min Park, Jae-Kyun Kim, Tae-Jin Kim, Pil-Sang Song, Dong-Kie Kim, Ki-Hun Kim, Doo-Il Kim

Abstract


Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a severe complication of incomplete resolution of large pulmonary embolism (PE).Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and chest computed tomography (CT) are useful for the diagnosis and follow-up of CTEPH. We report a case of 40-year-old male who wasadmitted with gradually aggravated dyspnea in recent 2 years and had history of acute PE 10 years ago, was detected CTEPH by TTE and confirmed with chest CT.




doi:10.4021/cr187w

Keywords


Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension; Transthoracic echocardiography; Pulmonary embolism

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