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CTEPH Case Studies

Review our case study analyses of various patient types presenting with symptoms of CTEPH, and the diagnostic determinations made in each context.

  • A 58-year-old woman with a history of mild hypertension, well controlled Type II diabetes mellitus, and dyspnea on exertion (DOE) presented with confirmed pulmonary hypertension (PH). Her cardiologist ordered a V/Q scan.
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  • A 63-year-old man with a history of acute pulmonary embolism (PE), appendectomy, splenectomy, and hereditary spherocytosis presented with progressively worsening dyspnea on exertion (DOE). CTPA showed no signs of an acute clot, however, the patient’s history includes risk factors for CTEPH.
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  • A 38-year-old woman with a history of mixed connective tissue disease, of being overweight, and of weight-loss drug use presented with profound fatigue, chest pain, and lower-extremity edema. A V/Q scan was ordered for initial diagnosis.
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