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Medical Mondays: CTEPH


Monday, February 1st, 2016

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension is a condition that stems from repeated or unresovled pulmonary embolism, or clots, within the pulmonary arteries of the lungs.

Learn more about:

  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • The risks and symptoms of blood clots
  • Pulmonary embolism symptoms and treatment
  • Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy

To learn more about CTEPH or to schedule an appointment with a CTEPH specialist, call 412-648-6161, or toll-free at 1-877-PH4-UPMC, or email PHprogram@upmc.edu.

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    CTEPH: Another Kind of High Blood Pressure

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    What Is Pulmonary Hypertension?

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    Beware of Blood Clots: What You Should Know

    If you cut yourself, you stop bleeding because your blood has clotted. And that’s a good thing. But when your blood clots in certain areas of the body where it shouldn’t, potentially life threatening conditions can arise. Learn more about what causes blood clots, risk factors, and how to prevent them from forming. Read More
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    Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy: Surgery for CTEPH

    If you've been diagnosed with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), a surgical option available at UPMC may help you find relief. Learn more about pulmonary thromboendarterectomy, a treatment option that has been found to cure about 90% of patients with CTEPH. Read More
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Pulmonary Hypertension

The UPMC Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine is among the nation’s leaders in treating chronic lung conditions. As part of the one of the world’s leading lung transplant centers – with more than 1,400 lung and combined heart-lung transplants performed – our pulmonologists offer expert transplant evaluation for patients with life-threatening lung conditions. Through our disorder-specific specialty clinics, our physicians see and treat patients with a wide variety of respiratory conditions. Read More