Session Recording from PHA's 2010 9th International PH Conference
Thromboembolic Disease and PAH: The Spectrum of Therapies
June 27, 2010
Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH) is a progressive disease that can result in severe shortness of breath and disability. It also appears to be more common than previously realized. Unlike most other causes of pulmonary hypertension, CTEPH is often cured with surgery (pulmonary endarterectomy); although very few centers perform this procedure. We will discuss the diagnosis and medicinal and surgical treatment of CTEPH with a particular focus on treatment and outcomes.
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Nick H. Kim, MD, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, Calif. (Chair)
Richard Channick, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.
Victor Test, MD, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, Calif.