Long-PE and CTEPH Support Group

Jul 23 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Please note all event times are Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Have you or someone you’re caring for ever had a pulmonary embolism (PE)?

If so, this support group series is for you!

In a small number of patients who’ve had blood clots in their lungs (also known as a pulmonary embolism, or PE), the clots don’t go away. These patients can be at risk of developing CTEPH, or Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension. CTEPH can be deadly, but is curable!

We at NATF understand the unique concerns that patients face when dealing with blood clots and are pleased to launch a new support group specifically for long-PE and CTEPH patients. This group will provide a safe space to connect with others, receive support, and have questions answered.

Each group will begin with short participant introductions (your name, where you’re from, and one sentence about why you’re joining the group and/or your experience with blood clots.) A clinician will then answer general questions. You may submit questions in advance when you register. 

Please note that our featured experts cannot provide personalized medical advice.

This quarter, we will be joined by Dr. Stacy Mandras!

Dr. Stacy Mandras is board certified in cardiovascular disease, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. She also serves as the Medical Director of Pulmonary Hypertension and the Associate Program Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program . She joined AdventHealth in 2020 from New Orleans, where she served as the Director of Pulmonary Hypertension and the Program Director for the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship at Ochsner Medical Center. A Phi Beta Kappa honors graduate of the University of Maryland (UM) and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Mandras also carried out her internal medicine residency at UM before undertaking consecutive fellowships in cardiovascular medicine and in heart failure and transplant cardiology at Washington University-Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She is proficient in English and Spanish.