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.
Awards & recognition
Best hospital in Northern California
Best in Northern California for pulmonology and lung surgery
Ranked No. 8 in the nation for pulmonology and lung surgery
Accredited center of comprehensive care (Pulmonary Hypertension Association)
Case Management and Social Work
Connect with a team that can help you find resources, solve problems and advocate for you during treatment at UCSF.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class
This eight-week UCSF class teaches mindfulness practices, such as meditation and body awareness, that can reduce stress and improve your overall health.
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Spiritual Care Services
Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers. Learn more.
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.
Plan your visit
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.
UCSF offers language services at no charge for patients with limited
English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.
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Your Doctor Visit
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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