Learn about a particularly rare form of pulmonary hypertension (PH) known as chronic thromboembolic PH (CTEPH), which is caused by old blood clots in the lungs.

The clots impede blood from flowing through the lungs and cause the right side of the heart to pump much harder, which can lead to right-heart failure and death.

Symptoms, including shortness of breath, fatigue and chest pain, are similar to other forms of PH and more common respiratory ailments such as asthma.

Check out some of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s CTEPH resources:

PHA is grateful to Bayer for supporting the CTEPH and Pulmonary Embolism Outreach and Support Program.

CTEPH Resources

In this Facebook Live event, Peter Hountras, M.D., and Missy Storm, who was diagnosed with CTEPH in 2017, answered questions about the disease.

Unase a la AHP (PHA) para un evento de Facebook Live con el Dr. Gustavo Heresi, médico especialista en HPTEC y con Sra. Yanny Lopez, una paciente de HPTEC. Juntos para celebrar el Día de la Concienciación sobre la HPTEC y responder sus preguntas sobre la enfermedad.