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Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure affecting the heart’s right ventricle and arteries of the lungs. It can develop on its own or stem from several diseases and chronic conditions. There is no cure. However, there are treatments that can make living with it easier. If left untreated, heart failure could result.
Our doctors diagnose and develop treatment plans specifically for each patient’s condition. The plan depends on the severity of the condition. Options range from breathing exercises to a lung transplant. If you have pulmonary hypertension, we can help you manage your condition and live life more fully.
Pulmonary hypertension often occurs in patients with heart failure or heart valve disease, so heart and lung specialists, in partnership with the Frederik Meijer Heart & Vascular Institute, jointly develop a plan for each patient to treat the underlying condition as well as the pulmonary hypertension.
Additional resources and support services include visiting nurses, cardiac rehabilitation, psychology, social workers and dietitians, 24-hour access to care, help applying for financial assistance for medications and opportunities to participate in clinical research medication trials.