The good news about chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH)? Surgery is curative in over 90 percent of cases. The bad news? Physicians need to get a lot better at spotting it.
While the incidence of CTEPH is low, diagnosis is important by a specialized multidisciplinary program that can provide a surgical cure.
Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy provides significantly prolonged life expectancy for heart-lung transplant patient at Cleveland Clinic.