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Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy Program

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The Department of Medicine

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy Program

The Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy Program at UCLA consists of a multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, pulmonologists and interventional radiologists who offer pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) to patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.

PTE removes the life-threatening blood clots—emboli—from pulmonary arteries to restore blood flow to the lungs. The surgery can provide a cure for pulmonary hypertension due to chronic pulmonary thromboembolic disease by restoring normal blood pressure in the pulmonary artery, and the procedure reduces right-heart failure. The ability to exercise is remarkably improved. PTE can prolong patients’ lives, and the quality of their lives.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Telephone Number
(310) 825-8061 Consultation & Referral
PHYSICIANS & SPECIALISTS
Surgical Director Specialty
Shemin, Richard MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery; Transplant Surgery

Medical Director
Ross, David MD Pulmonary Disease

Provider
Aboulhosn, Jamil MD Cardiovascular Disease
Finn, John MD Diagnostic Radiology
Suh, Robert MD Diagnostic Radiology
RELATED LINKS
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

Body System Location
Lungs and Breathing