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Session Recording from PHA's 2012 10th International PH Conference
Thromboembolic Disease and PH: The Spectrum of Therapies

June 23, 2012

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 chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension with a particular focus on treatment and outcomes.

Presenter Information

Victor Tapson, MD, FCCP, FRCP, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C. (Chair); Franck Rahaghi, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Weston, Fla.; Victor Test, MD, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, Tulsa, Okla.








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