Support Group Leader Bill Kolms’ CTEPH Story

Bill Kolms was initially told that he was just getting older and needed to exercise more before he sought additional information about his symptoms. He ultimately determined that he had a type of pulmonary hypertension caused by high blood pressure in the lungs — CTEPH. He underwent a surgical procedure that some candidates with CTEPH are eligible for that can help reduce or normalize pressures in the lungs. He continues to be a member of the PHA community by leading a local support group.

“Today, I’m the leader of that same support group that I learned about through PHA, where I learned about the procedure that saved my life. Peggy and I believe everything fell into place and are happy that through PHA, we can give hope to others living with PH…”

2017-11-27T21:40:45+00:00 November 27th, 2017|