Our Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Services offers a comprehensive team of physicians, nurses and support staff to partner with you on your PH journey. Our specialists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of PH.
Pulmonary Hypertension is high blood pressure in the lungs. The word pulmonary indicates something to do with the lungs. Hypertension means high blood pressure. Signs and symptoms of PH include shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, swelling of legs, and fainting, which could also be seen in many other diseases thus making diagnosis of PH challenging. Treatment of PH is equally perplexing with medications ranging from oral pills to inhaled medication to continuous injections under the skin or through a vein.
You have been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension...now what?
Although there is currently no cure for pulmonary hypertension, there are treatment options available and more are on the horizon. Treatments include conventional medical therapies and oral, inhaled, intravenous (into the vein) and subcutaneous (into the skin) options. Depending on the severity of PH, heart or lung transplant may also be an option.