Pulmonary Hypertension Program
At UMass Memorial Medical Center, our Pulmonary Hypertension Program provides skilled diagnosis and individual treatment plans for people with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), or high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs. Offering expedited appointments, new therapies, and clinical trials, our team works to improve right ventricular function to minimize mortality risk, halt disease progression and improve quality of life.
About Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary hypertension is a serious disease that can become progressively worse, even fatal, if not properly treated. It’s important for patients to get an early and accurate diagnosis to treat their symptoms and prolong their lives.
Treatment for Pulmonary Hypertension
With extensive experience in clinical research and treatment of pulmonary hypertension, our team of cardiologists, pulmonologists and nurse practitioners coordinates every aspect of your care. When related conditions require treatment, we work with other specialties within UMass Memorial to ensure high-quality care.
Treatment for pulmonary hypertension may involve:
- Individualized medical therapy with access to current drug therapies
- Medications delivered through intravenous (IV) infusion
- Inhaled medications
- Medications administered orally
- Ongoing assessment of your response to treatment
The program staff also partners with primary or local physicians for continuing care.