CTEPH & Coronavirus

Posted on April 9th 2020

9th April 2020

The below update comes from Dr John Cannon, director of the PH service at Royal Papworth Hospital

After the National PH Centres Directors’ submission to NHS England, PH patients have been recognised  in the extremely vulnerable group of patients. A letter will be sent out from each individual PH centre to this effect and you should also self-register on the government website by following this link.

My strong advice is that if you have any form of PH, including CTEPH (except for those with CTEPH who have had pulmonary endarterectomy surgery with no residual PH, and aren’t taking any PH therapy) you should be self-isolating for your own safety.

If you have PAH or CTEPH (with the exception of those mentioned above in bold) your employers should not try to force you to work away from home.”