Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin are home to the largest academic Pulmonary Hypertension Program in the state.
Our exceptional, board-certified physicians and other team members are dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals affected by pulmonary hypertension in all of its forms.
What is Pulmonary Hypertension?
|Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) is high blood pressure in the blood vessels of the lungs. It is a complex condition that can require several different treatment approaches to provide the best outcomes. This complexity makes it important that patients are evaluated at a center that specializes in pulmonary hypertension by physicians who are experts in diagnosing pulmonary hypertension and offer the full range of treatment options. As the largest academic Pulmonary Hypertension Program in the state, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin offer patients significant benefits.
To find a doctor or make an appointment, call 1-800-DOCTORS
To request a second opinion, call 414-805-3666
. Online Requests:
Use our online form
Dedicated, Comprehensive ExpertiseOur physicians and team members focus on pulmonary hypertension patients fulltime, so they understand and have experience in the many nuances of PH and its treatment. We’re one of the few programs in the state that provides all available treatment options, including lung transplant, offering patients advanced care all in one location. In fact, as an academic medical center, we are one of a select number of treatment centers nationwide to offer the highly complex and leading edge treatments we do for conditions such as pulmonary embolism and pulmonary vascular disease. Thanks to our collaborative research and reputation for success, we find the most challenging pulmonary hypertension patients are often referred to us. We also provide many second-opinion consultations for patients already diagnosed with PH.
Coordinated Multidisciplinary CareSpecialists including cardiologists, rheumatologists, pulmonologists and experts in congenital heart disease and sleep medicine work together to diagnose and treat each pulmonary hypertension patient’s condition. Specialists collaborate so the patient receives coordinated and individualized care. Our staff provide essential education and connect patients with the financial, social and community resources they need as they learn to live with pulmonary hypertension. Learn more about our exceptional staff.
Convenient, Seamless TreatmentAlthough pulmonary hypertension is a complex disease, we strive to make the patient experience as convenient as possible. Our goal is to keep patients out of the hospital and at home. For that reason, we provide as much treatment as possible in the outpatient setting. We also work closely with each patient’s primary care physician to make it easier for patients to receive care in their own community. Throughout their experience, patients will find that their PH physicians remain very involved in their care.
Pulmonary Hypertension Related ConditionsIt is easy to understand how complex PH can be when you realize the many conditions associated with the disease. At Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, we have the expertise, experience and resources to treat all patient needs for pulmonary hypertension, as well as these related conditions.
Learn more about pulmonary hypertension.
Date: July 18, 2012
Last Review Date: Aug. 10, 2012
Online Editor(s): Kathryn Adam