NHS England is funding a pioneering procedure, called balloon pulmonary angioplasty, for patients who suffer from Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH); a form of lung disease where chronic blood clots block blood flow in the arteries, raising pressure in the lung which can cause heart failure and premature death.

The procedure, which will be carried out in Cambridge’s Royal Papworth Hospital, will mean that these patients will no longer have to rely on long term, high-cost drug therapy but will instead benefit from the balloon technique. 

source nhsengland 24.04.18