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Temple University Hospital’s Pulmonary Hypertension, Right Heart Failure and CTEPH Program Celebrates 200th PTE and PHA Accreditation

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Temple University Hospital’s Pulmonary Hypertension, Right Heart Failure and Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH) Program in the Temple Heart and Vascular Institute (THVI) held a celebration recognizing two important clinical milestones – performing its 200th pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) and earning accreditation as a Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Comprehensive Care Center by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. The Temple News covered the event, which included remarks from Daniel Edmundowicz, MS, MD, FACP, FACC, Chief of Cardiology at TUH, Medical Director and Director of the Preventive and Integrative Heart Health Program at THVI, and Professor and Vice Chair of Program Development in the Department of Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM); Paul Forfia, MD, Co-Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension, Right Heart Failure and CTEPH Program at TUH and Professor of Medicine at LKSOM; Anjali Vaidya, MD, FACC, FASE, FACP, Co-Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension, Right Heart Failure and CTEPH Program and Associate Program Director of the Cardiology Fellowship at TUH and Associate Professor of Medicine at LKSOM; and William R. Auger, MD, Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine at LKSOM. The contributions of Drs. Yoshiya Toyoda and Riyaz Bashir, along with nurses and staff, to the program were also highlighted.