Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

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Synonyms: CTEPH

A rare complication of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) either symptomatic or not that is characterized by fibrotic intravascular material occlusion of pulmonary arteries in combination with a secondary microvasculopathy of vessels less than 500 µm. The consequence is an increase in pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) and progressive right heart failure.

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Advocacy Organizations

Hellenic Community for Pulmonary Hypertension

The " Hellenic Community for Pulmonary Hypertension " is a non-profit organisation, of a voluntary nature, which began its work at the end of 2012 by the sufferers themselves and their caregivers, with the main objective of recognising, consolidating and updating all issues surrounding this unknown disease to the general public.Representation of the PH sufferers of the Greek & Cypriot territory.

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Clinical Trials

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