Arterial Stiffness Early Marker of CTEPH After Embolism

Arterial Stiffness Early Marker of CTEPH After Embolism

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Arterial Stiffness Early Marker of CTEPH After Embolism

In people experiencing a pulmonary embolism, higher-than-normal arterial stiffness at the time of hospital discharge increased the risk of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) when evaluated one month later, according to a study in Italy. Given that this patient population is at risk of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) — a rare type of pulmonary hypertension caused by blood clots in the lungs — these findings suggest that increased arterial stiffness in these patients may be…

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