Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) treatment includes anticoagulants, which are commonly called blood thinners. Anticoagulants can help prevent clots from forming in the blood stream.
CTEPH is potentially curable by a type of surgery called PTE, or pulmonary thromboendarterectomy. If you’ve been diagnosed with CTEPH, your healthcare team will determine if PTE surgery is right for you. Although PTE is the recommended treatment for CTEPH, not everyone is a candidate. Even after PTE surgery, you can still experience CTEPH symptoms. It’s important to talk to your doctor about your options.
From diagnosis to recovery, PTE surgery for CTEPH involves a series of important steps and decisions.
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