A place for facts and information about Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH)
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Victor F. Tapson, MD, of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, looks at how CTEPH develops, how it manifests, and important considerations in distinguishing CTEPH from PAH.
RISK FACTORS OF CTEPH
WITH DR. CHANNIK
Learn more about the 3 categories of risk factors for CTEPH.
Raymond L. Benza, MD, of Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, works through the differential diagnosis of CTEPH, outlining diagnostic difficulties and a helpful mnemonic device for clinicians.
DIAGNOSING CTEPH WITH DR.
Find out how diagnosing CTEPH can be a challenging process.
William R. Auger, MD, of Temple University Hospital, discusses the use of V/Q scanning and right heart catheterization in CTEPH.
V/Q SCAN WITH DR. KIM
Learn why a V/Q scan is the best practice used to diagnose CTEPH.
Paul Forfia, MD, of Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, discusses how venous thromboembolism can be a potential precursor to CTEPH.
OF CTEPH WITH DR.
Hear about the ways to treat CTEPH when surgery is not an option.
Richard Channick, MD, of UCLA Medical Center reviews pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE or PEA), the only potentially curative treatment for CTEPH.
SURGICAL TREATMENT OF
CTEPH WITH DR. VAIDYA
Get to know more about the potentially curative PTE-surgery.
Raymond L. Benza, MD, of Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, reviews the respective roles of ventilation/perfusion scans and computed tomographic pulmonary angiography in CTEPH.
POST-PTE SURGERY FOLLOW-
UP WITH DR. VAIDYA
Discover how CTEPH patients should be treated after undergoing PTE surgery.
Michael Madani, MD. FACS of the PTE Program at UCSD, performing PTE/PEA surgery, including extraction of thromboembolic material.
HOW TO SPOT CTEPH IN YOUR
Learn more about the stages of progression of an acute clot to CTEPH, sometimes mistakenly referred to as “chronic clot” or “chronic PE.”