Feb 3rd 2021

How To: Perform a Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty (BPA)

Balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) is percutaneous revascularization of chronically occluded segmental pulmonary artery branches in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary disease. BPA when performed successfully, leads to symptom relief and lowering of pulmonary vascular resistance in patients with chronic thrombo- embolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). However, BPA can also lead to catastrophic complications such as pulmonary hemorrhage. In this conversation, we discuss “how we perform BPA in a safe and effective fashion”.