Healthy Living: Breathing Better with BPA

CTEPH is high blood pressure in the lungs caused by blood clots.

Doctors say it is an under recognized, under diagnosed disease, causing fatigue, trouble breathing, lightheadedness, and passing out.

At one time, the only effective treatment was surgery, but that’s not an option for 40 percent of patients. 

In Healthy Living we show you a new treatment that’s giving people their lives back.

The ideal candidate for BPA is a CTEPH patient who has clots that are too small and are beyond the reach of surgical instruments.

Dr. Haddadin says the benefits increase with multiple procedures.

Risks include getting excess fluids in the lungs and hemorrhage, but so far Dr. Haddadin says he is happy with the results.

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