27 September 2018

PVRI mission changes lives in Iran


Dr Rashidi (right) with Dr Parvizi (left), the surgeon utilising the equipment provided by the PVRI.

Supporting the clinical work of doctors in developing countries is one of the most important priorities of the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI). 

We are delighted to support the work of Dr Farid Rashidi, Pulmonologist and Intensivist at the Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran, through the purchase of specialist medical equipment which is used during surgery. 

The newly purchased forceps from the PVRI have already been put to good use when a young CTEPH patient with distal involvement recently underwent PEA surgery and all specimen from three segments were removed. The patient recovered so well and was able to be discharged soon after the operation.

With around 30 patients undergoing PEA surgery last year without mortality at this Centre, this equipment is of vital importance. 

Professor Gérald Simonneau, Founder of the French National referral Centre and who provides on-going support to Dr Farid Rashidi, congratulated the team and wished them continued success. He was delighted by their progress.


One of the clots, successfully removed during the procedure.

Our support doesn’t stop here. I am delighted to be working with Farid on the scientific agenda for the forthcoming PH meeting, which will take place in Tabriz on 27-28 June 2019. The PVRI is sponsoring three international speakers, who are renowned leaders in the field, to participate in this meeting.
Gérald Simmoneau, Estmeed PVRI Board Member Founder of the French National Reference Centre for Pulmonary Hypertension, University of Paris-Sud

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