Pulmonary hypertension is a serious condition that affects the blood flow within your heart and lung system. When blood pressure increases in the blood vessels of the lungs, this can cause the right side of your heart to work harder than usual to pump blood through the lungs to get oxygen into it. While pulmonary hypertension can develop slowly without signs or symptoms, severe cases often happen both at rest and during physical activity.
An accurate diagnosis is necessary to classify the severity and type of pulmonary hypertension and determine the most effective treatment plan. By focusing on a holistic, collaborative approach, as well as individualizing care for each patient, we pair you with the best doctor for pulmonary hypertension, depending on your type of pulmonary hypertension.
As the first pulmonary hypertension program in western Pennsylvania accredited by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association as a Center for Comprehensive Care,* our Pulmonary Hypertension Program experts know which steps to take to properly diagnose and treat various associated and related conditions. We recognize the importance of medication, exercise, diet, and other therapies to manage pulmonary hypertension and right-sided congestive heart failure.
In addition to the Heart Failure and Transplant Division, the AHN Pulmonary Hy