Chronic pulmonary thromboembolism

Muhammad Irfan, Syed Fayyaz Hussain

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Chronic pulmonary thromboembolism is a rare but treatable cause of pulmonary hypertension. We are describing two patients with limited mobility and dyspnoea. Neither of the patients had clinical evidence of deep vein thrombosis. A high level of clinical suspicion is required for the diagnosis. Spiral CT scan establishes the diagnosis avoiding the need for pulmonary angiography. Surgical endarterectomy is the treatment of choice. Life-long anticoagulation therapy is recommended for patients in whom surgery cannot be performed. Untreated, the condition carries a high mortality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)538-539
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2003


  • Chronic pulmonary thromboembolism
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Spiral CT scan


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