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.
Pulmonary Hypertension Association Registry
PAH guideline-recommended diagnostics assessed include chest radiography, echocardiogram, ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) scan, pulmonary function tests, overnight oximetry, and right heart catheterization and identified as either "co...
Reducing Right Ventricular Failure in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (RELIEVE-PAH)
Percentage of Treatment group patients experiencing any device-related Major Adverse Cardiovascular or Neurological Events (MACNE) during the first 90-days after implantation
Effects of RT234 on Exercise Parameters Accessed by CPET in Subjects With PAH
TEAEs as grouped by MedDRA system organ class and relationship to treatment.
Awards & recognition
Best hospital in Northern California
Best in Northern California in pulmonology & lung surgery
Accredited center of comprehensive care (Pulmonary Hypertension Association)
Plan your visit
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