Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH)
Dr. Malaisrie discussed the risk factors associated with CTEPH and the four possible treatments; pulmonary thromboendarterectomy, pulmonary balloon angioplasty, medical treatment using an approved drug, and lung transplantation.
Type A Aortic Dissection Surgeries
Dr. Weiss discussed the technical conduct, strategies and potential pitfalls of the Type A dissection operation.
Benefits of Having an Aortic Center
Patients tend to do well at centers that offer a dedicated staff, expertise and a multi-disciplinary approach.
Associate Professor of Surgery, Program Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Evanston, Illinois
Associate Professor of Surgery Program Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine Attending Cardiac Surgeon Co-Chair, Clinical Practice Committee Co-Director, Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program Associate Director, Center for Heart Valve Disease, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern Medicine
Program Director, Aortic Center, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Program Director, Aortic Center, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center Surgical Director, Structural Heart Program, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center Attending Cardiac Surgeon