The newest issue of Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension is now online.
Volume 21, Issue 3 is guest-edited by Gustavo Heresi, M.D., M.S., and Richard Krasuski, M.D. The issue focuses on issues related to chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). Challenges include under-recognition of the disease, which can delay diagnosis and result in ineffective treatment.
Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension is the official journal of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. This issue provides updates on CTEPH diagnosis and therapeutic approaches.
In “Post-Pulmonary Embolism Follow-Up and Epidemiology of Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension,” Sonia Jasuja, M.D., and colleagues discuss how issues that need to be addressed after an acute pulmonary embolism can be risk factors for CTEPH.
In “Diagnostic Evaluation of CTEPH,” Anjali Vaidya, M.D., and Paul Forfia, M.D., describe tests needed to correctly diagnosis CTEPH.
In “Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy: Patient Selection, Techniques, Outcomes, and Recent Advances,” Michael Madani, M.D., FACS, and Jill Higgins, ACNP, discuss surgery as a treatment for CTEPH.
In “Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty for Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension,” J.D. Serfas, M.D., and Richard Krasuski, M.D., share expert insight into balloon pulmonary angioplasty as a new treatment to manage CTEPH.
In “Medical Management of Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension”  Alice Goyanes, M.D., and Gustavo Heresi, M.D., M.S., review medical literature around PH-targeted therapies and treatment to prevent recurring pulmonary embolisms.
In the round table “CTEPH Imaging for Evaluation and Postintervention Assessment – What Works and What’s New?” co-editors Heresi and Krasuski gather William Auger, M.D. (emeritus professor at the University of California-San Diego), Victor Tapson, M.D., (Cedars-Sinai) and Irene Lang, M.D., (Medical University of Vienna, Austria) for a discussion on practical aspects of and challenges in diagnosing CTEPH.
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