Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects your lungs and heart. Pulmonary hypertension is different than having regular high blood pressure and causes the tiny arteries in your lungs to become narrow or blocked. This makes it harder for blood to flow through and raises the blood pressure in your lungs which makes your heart work harder. This causes the heart muscle to weaken and can eventually lead to heart failure.


UW Health's pulmonary hypertension program combines the expertise of pulmonologists, cardiologists, radiologists and surgeons. Using comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment strategies, our team works together to provide effective and individualized care for patients with this complex disease.




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