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Chronic Pulmonary Embolism
Carol C. Wu, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Pulmonary embolism (PE)
          • Synonyms

            • Chronic pulmonary arterial thromboembolic disease
          • Definitions

            • Gradual formation of organized thromboemboli following acute PE with resultant pulmonary vascular obstruction/obliteration

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Radiographic Findings

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Echocardiographic Findings

                    • Angiographic Findings

                      • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                        • Imaging Recommendations

                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                            PATHOLOGY

                            • General Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Consider

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Jenkins D et al: State-of-the-art chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension diagnosis and management. Eur Respir Rev. 21(123):32-9, 2012
                                        2. Junqueira FP et al: Pulmonary arterial hypertension: an imaging review comparing MR pulmonary angiography and perfusion with multidetector CT angiography. Br J Radiol. 85(1019):1446-56, 2012
                                        3. Willemink MJ et al: CT evaluation of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Clin Radiol. 67(3):277-85, 2012
                                        4. Cummings KW et al: Multidetector computed tomographic pulmonary angiography: beyond acute pulmonary embolism. Radiol Clin North Am. 48(1):51-65, 2010
                                        5. Coulden R: State-of-the-art imaging techniques in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Proc Am Thorac Soc. 3(7):577-83, 2006
                                        6. Hoeper MM et al: Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Circulation. 113(16):2011-20, 2006
                                        7. Lang I et al: Risk factors for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Proc Am Thorac Soc. 3(7):568-70, 2006
                                        8. Reddy GP et al: Imaging of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Semin Roentgenol. 40(1):41-7, 2005
                                        9. Kreitner KF et al: Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: pre- and postoperative assessment with breath-hold MR imaging techniques. Radiology. 232(2):535-43, 2004
                                        10. Thistlethwaite PA et al: Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy surgery. Cardiol Clin. 22(3):467-78, vii, 2004
                                        11. Jamieson SW et al: Pulmonary endarterectomy: experience and lessons learned in 1,500 cases. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003
                                        12. Fedullo PF et al: Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. N Engl J Med. 345(20):1465-72, 2001
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Abbreviations

                                                  • Pulmonary embolism (PE)
                                                • Synonyms

                                                  • Chronic pulmonary arterial thromboembolic disease
                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Gradual formation of organized thromboemboli following acute PE with resultant pulmonary vascular obstruction/obliteration

                                                IMAGING

                                                • General Features

                                                  • Radiographic Findings

                                                    • CT Findings

                                                      • MR Findings

                                                        • Echocardiographic Findings

                                                          • Angiographic Findings

                                                            • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                              • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                  PATHOLOGY

                                                                  • General Features

                                                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                    • Presentation

                                                                      • Demographics

                                                                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                          • Treatment

                                                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                            • Consider

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Jenkins D et al: State-of-the-art chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension diagnosis and management. Eur Respir Rev. 21(123):32-9, 2012
                                                                              2. Junqueira FP et al: Pulmonary arterial hypertension: an imaging review comparing MR pulmonary angiography and perfusion with multidetector CT angiography. Br J Radiol. 85(1019):1446-56, 2012
                                                                              3. Willemink MJ et al: CT evaluation of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Clin Radiol. 67(3):277-85, 2012
                                                                              4. Cummings KW et al: Multidetector computed tomographic pulmonary angiography: beyond acute pulmonary embolism. Radiol Clin North Am. 48(1):51-65, 2010
                                                                              5. Coulden R: State-of-the-art imaging techniques in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Proc Am Thorac Soc. 3(7):577-83, 2006
                                                                              6. Hoeper MM et al: Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Circulation. 113(16):2011-20, 2006
                                                                              7. Lang I et al: Risk factors for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Proc Am Thorac Soc. 3(7):568-70, 2006
                                                                              8. Reddy GP et al: Imaging of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Semin Roentgenol. 40(1):41-7, 2005
                                                                              9. Kreitner KF et al: Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: pre- and postoperative assessment with breath-hold MR imaging techniques. Radiology. 232(2):535-43, 2004
                                                                              10. Thistlethwaite PA et al: Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy surgery. Cardiol Clin. 22(3):467-78, vii, 2004
                                                                              11. Jamieson SW et al: Pulmonary endarterectomy: experience and lessons learned in 1,500 cases. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003
                                                                              12. Fedullo PF et al: Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. N Engl J Med. 345(20):1465-72, 2001