In this week’s Medical Monday video, we’re focused on CTEPH, or chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. This is a condition that arises from repeated or unresolved pulmonary embolism – or clots – in the pulmonary arteries in the lungs. Dr. Patricia George, a pulmonologist at UPMC, explains the symptoms of CTEPH, who’s at risk, why patients should seek treatment at a certified CTEPH center, and how UPMC specializes in the treatment of this condition.
Here, you’ll also learn about:
The risks and symptoms of blood clots
Pulmonary embolism symptoms and treatment
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.
During chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), the blood pressure in your lungs can rise, often to dangerous levels. Read more about the causes, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment options for this condition.
Pulmonary hypertension, or PH, can be a complicated diagnosis, and may even be confusing at times. Dr. Patricia George, a pulmonologist at UPMC, answers some of your questions about PH and lung disease, which may help you address your concerns.
Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure in the blood vessels in the lungs. Read more about this disease and why it's important to talk to your physician or pulmonologist to help control symptoms and prevent further lung damage.
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.
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.
A pulmonary embolism is a clot that gets stuck in one of the blood vessels in your lungs. Untreated, it can lead to permanent lung damage, or even death. Find out more about this dangerous clot.
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.