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Imaging diagnosis in CTEPH


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Imaging diagnosis in CTEPH

Prof. Dr. H.-Ardeschir Ghofrani
University Hospital Giessen und Marburg GmbH, Kerckhoff Klinik Bad Nauheim, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London, Excellence Cluster Cardio-Pulmonary System (ECCPS), German Center for Lung Research (DZL)

This short presentation addresses chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension as the subject of discussion and also illustrates the differences and common features with PAH. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a progressive and life-threatening illness in which the pressure and resistance in the pulmonary vascular tract is increased. Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) belong to the five types of PH which often have more serious consequences.