Pulmonary Hypertension (PH)
What Is Pulmonary Hypertension?
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs that can lead to heart failure.
It is a rare lung disorder affecting only the pulmonary arteries, which carry blood from your heart to your lungs to pick up oxygen.
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PH occurs when the lung’s tiny arteries narrow or become blocked. To keep blood flowing through the narrowed vessels, pressure increases in the arteries.
A Comprehensive PH Program
The UPMC Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Program is one of the largest of its kind in the United States, offering patients full access to:
- State-of-the-art diagnostics
- Innovative treatments
- Opportunities to participate in cutting-edge clinical research
Cardiology, pulmonary, and other specialists work together from the time of your initial evaluation, which can normally take place on a single day and at one location.
For severe cases of PH requiring a lung or heart-lung transplant, UPMC offers unparalleled expertise as one of the world’s largest lung and heart-lung transplantation centers.
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