Learn more about the stages of progression of an acute clot to CTEPH, sometimes mistakenly referred to as "chronic clot" or "chronic PE.”
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.
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.
William R. Auger, MD, of Temple University Hospital, discusses the use of V/Q scanning and right heart catheterization in CTEPH.
Paul Forfia, MD, of Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, discusses how venous thromboembolism can be a potential precursor to CTEPH.
Richard Channick, MD, of UCLA Medical Center reviews pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE or PEA), the only potentially curative treatment for CTEPH.
Raymond L. Benza, MD, of Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, reviews the respective roles of ventilation/perfusion scans and computed tomographic pulmonary angiography in CTEPH.
Michael Madani, MD. FACS of the PTE Program at UCSD, performing PTE/PEA surgery, including extraction of thromboembolic material.
Bill Auger, MD of the PTE Program at Temple University Hospital reviews important considerations in evaluating patient eligibility for potentially curative PTE/PEA surgery.
Ivan Robbins, MD, of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, presents a case illustrating the importance of the ventilation/perfusion scan as a screen for CTEPH.