School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Welcome to the Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a chronic disease which if not treated appropriately leads to right sided heart failure and other complications leading to poor quality of life and shortened survival. It is relatively rare and may be familial or idiopathic (without a known cause) or associated with other medical conditions.  In the last decade there has been considerable progress in the treatment of this disease and new medications are available for therapy which have improved symptoms, quality of life as well as survival. (Please see “patient education”)

At Wayne State University Pulmonary Hypertension program, we are committed to providing excellent care to patients with Pulmonary Hypertension based on the current State of the Art. The program is run by board certified physicians trained in pulmonary and critical care medicine, with special interest in pulmonary hypertension, assisted by a team of other health care providers. In addition to clinical evaluation, diagnostic work up (including on site echocardiography, right heart catheterization, pulmonary function test etc) treatment and follow up, the program provides help with approval of drug therapy, management of drug therapy through patient assistance programs and opportunities to participate in clinical research trials.  The physicians work closely with other specialists in cardiology, rheumatology, infectious disease, hematology, sleep medicine and others  to co-ordinate comprehensive care.