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What things raise the chances of having chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH)?

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If you already have pulmonary hypertension before you get a blood clot in your lung, you're more likely to get CTEPH. Your risk also goes up if you have one or more of the following:

•No spleen

•Thyroid replacement therapy

•Certain blood clotting disorders, such as lupus anticoagulant or antiphospholipid syndrome

•An infected pacemaker

•A non-O blood type

Certain types of cancers, blood diseases, or inflammatory diseases can raise the chances that you’ll get it, too.

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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