Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic

Pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs) is a rare and serious blood vessel disorder of the lungs, affecting one or two people in a million.

The UCSF Pulmonary Hypertension Program offers evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) and secondary pulmonary hypertension, which is often misdiagnosed. The secondary type is a side effect of another condition, such as emphysema or lupus, while PPH is not.

We are one of only three centers on the West Coast designated a comprehensive center of care by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. This recognition is given to programs that demonstrate superior ability to care for patients with this complex condition and are making important contributions to research.

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    Pulmonary Hypertension Association Registry

    The PHA Registry (PHAR) is a national study about people who have pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). PHAR collects information from people with PAH and CT...

    Recruiting

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    Long-term Safety of Tafamidis in Subjects With Transthyretin Cardiomyopathy

    Open label study to evaluate tafamidis for the treatment of transthyretin cardiomyopathy

    Recruiting

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    Prospective Assessment of Premature Ventricular Contractions Suppression in Cardiomyopathy(PAPS...

    Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) coexist in patients with heart failure (HF) and LV dysfunction. Frequent PVCs have shown to induce a reversible cardiomyopathy (PVC-CM). This clinical pilot study will enro...

    Recruiting

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    TReatment of Pulmonary Hypertension Group II Study

    The objective of this study is to assess the safety and initial effectiveness of the TIVUS™ System when used for pulmonary artery denervation in group II PH patients through change in clinical parameters including he...

    Recruiting

    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Best hospital in Northern California

    • usnews-pulmonology

      Best in Northern California for pulmonology and lung surgery

    • n7-2x

      Ranked No. 8 in the nation for pulmonology and lung surgery

    • PHA-2x

      Accredited center of comprehensive care (Pulmonary Hypertension Association)

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    Pulmonary Support Groups

    The UCSF AWAKE ("Alert, Well And Keeping Energetic") Obstructive Sleep Apnea Support Group is for people with this sleep and breathing disorder.

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    If you live in another country and are coming to UCSF for medical
    treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.

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    English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.

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    What to Bring

    • Medical records, including echocardiograms on CD (if available), and other diagnostic studies
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

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