PTE Program Overview with Dr Bartley Griffith

Overview:

Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy, or PTE, is a delicate and complex 8-hour surgery that can cure chronic pulmonary hypertension. The University of Maryland Medical Center is one of the few hospitals in the country performing this procedure. In this video, Dr. Bartley Griffith, the University of Maryland Medical Center's chief of Cardiac Surgery and an internationally known heart surgeon, discusses the PTE procedure in detail.

Specifically, he talks about how and why the procedure is performed, who are the best candidates, the benefits to patients and much more. He also talks about UMMC's comprehensive pulmonary hypertension program, which is considered one of the best in the country.

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This page was last updated: March 27, 2014

         
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