CTEPH Case Studies
63-year-old male with history of PE, appendectomy, splenectomy, and worsening DOE
A 63-year-old man with a history of acute pulmonary embolism (PE), appendectomy, splenectomy, and hereditary spherocytosis presented with progressively worsening dyspnea on exertion (DOE). CTPA showed no signs of an acute clot; however, the patient’s history includes risk factors for CTEPH.
38-year-old female with history of connective tissue disease, chest pain, and lower-extremity edema
A 38-year-old woman with a history of mixed connective tissue disease, of being overweight, and of weight-loss drug use presented with profound fatigue, chest pain, and lower-extremity edema. A V/Q scan was ordered for initial diagnosis.