CTEPH Patient Receive Successful Pulmonary Thomboendarterectomy

Portrait of CTEPH Patient Benton Berman

Benton Berman appeared healthy on the surface, but he couldn't avoid losing his breath during seemingly normal activities. It turned out he had chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension and needed quick care.

Read about Benton's treatment at UMMC.

Pulmonary Hypertension Patient Says There Was 'Remarkable Change' After PTE Surgery

Margaret Martins had Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PTE) surgery to treat a very serious case of secondary pulmonary hypertension, which results in the narrowing of the pulmonary arteries as shown to the right. Originally from Nigeria, she had been living in Texas when she became ill from her condition and came to Maryland to be near family.

From an emergency room in a Washington D.C. hospital, she was transferred to UMMC after her doctor did an internet search and found Dr. Bartley Griffith, one of the few surgeons in the country performing this complex surgery.

Read more of Margaret's story.