Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic

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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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    Decorative Caduceus

    Surveillance HeartCare® Outcomes Registry

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    Decorative Caduceus

    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

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    Decorative Caduceus

    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...

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    Decorative Caduceus

    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.

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    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Best hospital in Northern California

    • usnews-pulmonology

      Best in Northern California in pulmonology & lung surgery

    • One of the nation’s best in cardiology & heart surgery

    • PHA-2x

      Accredited center of comprehensive care (Pulmonary Hypertension Association)

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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.

    Support Group

    Pulmonary Support Groups

    Find support groups for people with pulmonary conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea, interstitial lung disease (ILD) and pulmonary hypertension.

    Preparing for your appointment

    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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