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.
Dedicated, Comprehensive Expertise
Our 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 pulmonary thromboendarterectomy, 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.
Our Pulmonary Hypertension Program is one of only three adult programs in Wisconsin accredited as a Pulmonary Hypertension Care Center by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. 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.
Coordinated Multidisciplinary Care
Specialists 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 Treatment
Although 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 Conditions
It is easy to understand how complex PH can be when you realize the many conditions associated with the disease. Our program has the expertise, experience and resources to treat all patient needs for pulmonary hypertension, as well as these related conditions.
- Pulmonary vascular disease
- Pulmonary embolism, acute and chronic
- Connective tissue disorders
- Liver disease
- Lung diseases, including COPD and pulmonary fibrosis
- Sleep apnea
- Congenital heart disease
- Heart failure
- Cardiomyopathy and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Valvular disease