Clínic Barcelona

Experts from Hospital Clínic – IDIBAPS and Bayer discuss with journalists and patients about a rare pulmonary hypertension

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a rare, progressive and life-threatening disease. The Hospital Clínic of Barcelona is a reference center in Spain for the treatment of this disease. Dr. Joan Albert Barberà, from the Pneumology Service, Dr. Marta Burrel, from the Radiology Service, and the surgeons Dr. José Luis Pomar and Dr. Manuel Castellà, offered a deep insight into the disease in an event held at the IDIBAPS’ CEK building. Two patients explained their first hand experience after undergoing a complex operation called pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA). Dr. Hossein-A. Ghofrani and Dr. Johannes-Peter Stasch presented new therapeutic options for inoperable patients developed by Bayer Pharma AG. The results discussed today were presented during the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Congress taking place in Barcelona.