Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) is a rare, but serious condition that affects the arteries in the lungs and eventually leads to right-sided heart failure. It is a progressive illness, meaning it can worsen over time, and can sometimes even be fatal. There is no known cure for PAH, but treatment can control symptoms, prevent further lung and heart damage, and greatly improve the quality of life for patients living with the condition.

Due to the complexity of the condition, Northside Hospital has developed a dedicated program specifically designed for the diagnosis and treatment of PAH. Northside has a designated in-patient nursing care team and unit to care for PAH patients. Our expert team of board-certified pulmonologists, physical therapists, physician 
assistants and mid-level providers have years of experience dealing with PAH and work together to provide patients the highest level of care possible.

Northside Hospital’s Pulmonary Hypertension Program offers the most effective treatments for both mild and severe PAH cases, including but not limited to:

  • Prostanoids: Northside has more than 20 years of experience in treating patients with PAH using IV, subcutaneous and inhaled formulations both in outpatient and inpatient settings.
  • Standard Oral Therapies: This includes experience with all oral regimens, including direct involvement and including the latest research trials.

An expert panel Delphi consensus statement on the use of palliative care in the management of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension

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