Gabriele’s CTEPH Story: #BreathOfSuccess

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by Marta Ribeiro |

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When Gabriele from Verona, Italy, was diagnosed with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (known as “CTEPH”), he was living a very active life. His doctors told him that surgery might restore his health. Today, he is able to play basketball again and even coaches a sports team for people with disabilities. Hear him tell his story in his own words.

The #BreathOfSuccess campaign portrays people living with CTEPH, the only potentially curable form of PH without the need for a lung transplantation. We aim to inspire the PH community with positive stories of everyday successes achieved by people with CTEPH.

Patients living with pulmonary hypertension (PH) talk about how difficult it is to live with a rare and deadly disease and how it affects their everyday lives. But there are ways to live with and manage PH – outlined in this video.

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