Worse Quality of Life, More Hospitalizations in CTEPH vs. IPAH

Worse Quality of Life, More Hospitalizations in CTEPH vs. IPAH

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Worse Quality of Life, More Hospitalizations in CTEPH vs. IPAH

People with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) have significantly worse quality of life at their initial assessment, and higher hospitalization rates over time, relative to idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) patients, according to a multicenter study in the U.S. Notably, these quality-of-life differences disappeared over time, and CTEPH patients who underwent pulmonary thromboendarterectomy or PTE — CTEPH’s mainstay treatment, a surgery to remove blood clots from major blood vessels in the lungs — experienced significant…

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