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Emergency: requires immediate attention
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
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Emergency: requires immediate attention

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

Contributors: Mary Anne Morgan MD
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Synopsis

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a form of pulmonary hypertension related to thromboembolic occlusion of the pulmonary vasculature. Most patients have a history of pulmonary embolism and develop symptoms despite appropriate anticoagulation, but as many as one-third of patients with the disease have no known history of acute venous thromboembolism. Therefore, lack of documented history of venous thromboembolism does not rule out chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.

Codes

ICD10CM:
I27.24 – Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

SNOMEDCT:
233947005 – Thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

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Last Updated:01/12/2022
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Emergency: requires immediate attention
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
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A medical illustration showing key findings of Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension : Exertional dyspnea, Neck vein distension, Pleuritic chest pain, Peripheral leg edema
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