Pulmonary Embolectomy and Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy Program

A NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center program led by Koji Takeda, MD, PhD, is offering patients an innovative procedure known as pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) to clear the pulmonary arteries of chronic blockages. NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia is the only center in the eastern United States currently offering the procedure.

Ongoing blockage of the pulmonary arteries occurs when thrombi build up in these vessels, inhibiting or blocking the path of blood flow through the lungs. The blockage may result in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). Depending on the size and location of the clots, CTEPH can dangerously reduce oxygenation of blood and weaken the heart. Dr. Erika Berman Rosenzweig, MD, Director of the CTEPH program, partners with Dr. Takeda to help patients with CTEPH. Dr. Takeda leads a program that offers a surgical approach to clear pulmonary emboli. This innovative procedure, known as pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE), clears the pulmonary arteries of chronic blockages. NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia is the only center in the eastern United States currently offering the procedure.

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For Pulmonary Hypertension

call 212-305-4436

For Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PTE)

call 212-305-5156