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Treatment of CTEPH


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Treatment of CTEPH

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

The chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension is the so-called WHO group 4 of mulmonal types of hypertension, a sub-group that consists of different underlying diseases. Foremost here, however, is chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension on the basis of recurring pulmonary embolisms. This short presentation makes the CTEPH treatment algorithm a subject of discussion as well as the CHEST-study and elucidates the Hybrid-BPA with the help of videos.