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What is chronic thromboembolic disease?

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In rare cases, a blood clot to the lungs (pulmonary embolism) is never reabsorbed by the body. Instead, multiple small blood vessels in the lungs become diseased. The process occurs slowly, and slowly affects a large part of the pulmonary arterial system.

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Mason, R. 4th , Elsevier Saunders, 2005. Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicineeditionh

American Lung Association: "Understanding Pulmonary Vascular Disease."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on October 8, 2019

SOURCES:

Mason, R. 4th , Elsevier Saunders, 2005. Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicineeditionh

American Lung Association: "Understanding Pulmonary Vascular Disease."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on October 8, 2019

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