What Is CTEPH?
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a form of pulmonary hypertension (PH) caused by old blood clots in the lungs, also known as pulmonary emboli. In most patients with these blood clots, use of prescribed blood thinners can restore blood flow to the lungs and prevent development of CTEPH. However, a minority of patients may still develop CTEPH even with the use of blood thinners. The good news is treatment options are available. Learn more about CTEPH, including treatment options, at our CTEPH education page here.
You can learn more about symptoms and treatments by watching these two PHA Classroom videos below.
Join the Pulmonary Hypertension Association in promoting CTEPH Awareness Day. PHA has assembled this toolkit of content to help you spread the word. Note: Click the images to open them to their full size.
Sample Social Media Posts
Use these sample social media posts on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn accounts to spread the word about CTEPH Awareness Day. (Note: Twitter accounts are limited to posts of 280 characters.)
- November 13 is CTEPH Awareness Day. Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a form of pulmonary hypertension (PH) caused by clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism). Learn more about CTEPH: phassociation.org/ctephday. #CTEPHDay
- CTEPH stat: 1 in 25 of the 600,000 people who suffer from a pulmonary embolism each year could develop CTEPH. Learn more about CTEPH: phassociation.org/ctephday. #CTEPHDay
- Pulmonary embolism (PE) survivors with continued symptoms after 6 months of treatment should be evaluated for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). Learn more about CTEPH here: phassociation.org/ctephday. #CTEPHDay
You can also share these graphics with the social media posts above.
Add this banner to your email this month. Also include this link: https://phassociation.org/ctephday
Download the “PH & Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension” Brochure
This flyer offers vital information about the importance of accurate diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension (PH), including CTEPH, as well as the tests that experts will perform. Click to download this flyer.