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Figure 1 – Image of the Week # 1

 

This photo was taken during a thromboendarterectomy for treatment of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). Surgery is the only definitive therapy for this condition, which occurs in a small proportion of acute pulmonary embolism patients.

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Photo credit: Sean Love/Figure 1 Medical Images

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1. Do you know when to suspect CTEPH?

 

 

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