CTEPH Awareness Day
November 21, 2017
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a disease associated with pulmonary embolism (PE), a life-threatening blood clot that usually forms in a vein deep in the legs and travels to the lungs.
CTEPH Print Resource
It is vital for all pulmonary hypertension patients to make sure that they have received all the necessary tests required for a proper diagnosis. To accurately diagnose PH, doctors must use a right heart catheterization. Every patient should also be tested to rule out the possibility of CTEPH. For many, the first step is getting a ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) scan. Download this print flyer that describes the V/Q scan and tells the story of Yanny Lopez, who was diagnosed with PH after developing a blood clot in her leg that traveled to her lungs. Click to download this flyer.
CTEPH Thunderclap Campaign
Sign up to make a one-time post to your Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr account to raise awareness for CTEPH with the following message: “It’s #CTEPH Awareness Day! Anyone who has had a #bloodclot in the lungs can develop this type of PH. Help share! http://thndr.me/SY8eHW” Click here to sign up.
CTEPH Awareness Activity Grants
Up to five $5,000 grants available to centers that wish to host CTEPH Awareness events. Click here to apply.