Pulmonary Hypertension Center
At New York Methodist, we take pulmonary hypertension very seriously and bring all of the necessary resources together for a full range of integrated patient care. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare but serious disease that causes high blood pressure in the lungs. The arteries leading from the heart to the lungs are narrowed. This makes it harder for the heart to pump blood through the lungs.
Signs and symptoms of pulmonary hyptertension include shortness of breath after walking short distances or when climbing stairs, dizziness or chest pain and fatigue. Anyone experiencing any of these symptoms should speak with a doctor.
Pulmonary hypertension cannot usually be cured, but there have been many new advances in medications that slow the progression of the disease and/or bring relief. Medication options depend on the stage of the disease.
New York Methodist Hospital's Pulmonary Hypertension Center offers a multidisciplinary approach:
- Our weekly dedicated pulmonary hyptertension clinic makes it easy for patients to obtain appointments.
- A nurse who specializes in the care of PH patients is available to help patients with questions, problems and obtaining medications.
- Diagnostic tests are performed on site.
- Cardiology, hematology, and rheumatology consultations are available to help manage diseases associated with PH.
For more information, please call the Pulmonary Hypertension Coordinator at 718.780.5835.
Click here to download the Pulmonary Hypertension Center brochure or request that the brochure be mailed to you.