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How can you prevent chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH)?

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To help keep your risk of CTEPH low, your doctor will likely put you on anticoagulants, or blood thinners. Blood thinners help stop clots from forming in your blood. A low-salt diet can also help lower your blood pressure. Doctor-approved exercise is also key to helping you manage blood pressure and keep your heart and lungs healthy.

SOURCES:

American Lung Association: “Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH).”

Cleveland Clinic: "Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH),” “Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy.”

UpToDate: "Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension."

Harvard Health Publishing: “Ventilation-Perfusion Scan or V-Q Scan”

Mayo Clinic: "Pulmonary hypertension."

Pulmonary Hypertension Association: "CTEPH."

European Respiratory Review : “Medical management of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.”

Reviewed by Paul Boyce on April 1, 2020

SOURCES:

American Lung Association: “Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH).”

Cleveland Clinic: "Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH),” “Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy.”

UpToDate: "Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension."

Harvard Health Publishing: “Ventilation-Perfusion Scan or V-Q Scan”

Mayo Clinic: "Pulmonary hypertension."

Pulmonary Hypertension Association: "CTEPH."

European Respiratory Review : “Medical management of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.”

Reviewed by Paul Boyce on April 1, 2020

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