Variation in Blood Vessel Anatomy May Raise Risk of CTEPH

Variation in Blood Vessel Anatomy May Raise Risk of CTEPH

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Variation in Blood Vessel Anatomy May Raise Risk of CTEPH

Many people with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension or CTEPH have a particular anatomical variation called May-Thurner anatomy, which may increase the risk of developing this rare disease type, according to researchers. A new study found this anomaly is very common in individuals with CTEPH, with nearly 30% of patients referred in the last five years to Temple University’s CTEPH program shown to have May-Thurner anatomy, called MTA. “Very little has been known about the prevalence…

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