Pulmonary balloon angioplasty for medical professionals

Mayo Clinic cardiologists, Robert P. Frantz, M.D., and Gurpreet S. Sandhu, M.D., Ph.D., discuss the use of pulmonary balloon angioplasty for treatment of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. For more information on chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary balloon angioplasty, or to request an appointment, Visit here.

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension is a condition where blood clots travel to the lungs and are not resolved with the use of blood thinners after several months. Traditional treatment includes open thromboendarterectomy; however, for some patients, balloon pulmonary angioplasty is the preferred treatment option.

Video content outline:

  • Introduction
  • What is chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension? (0:32)
  • Treatment for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (1:07)
  • Case study (1:27)
  • Conclusion (10:23)


December 1, 2017

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