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The staff in the Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota provides skilled diagnosis and individual treatment plans to people with pulmonary hypertension. Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating pulmonary hypertension.
Pulmonary hypertension — a type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in your lungs and the right side of your heart — can develop on its own or it can stem from several diseases and chronic conditions.
Pulmonary hypertension is a serious disease that can become progressively worse, even fatal, if not properly treated. If you have pulmonary hypertension, it's important that you get appropriate care to treat your symptoms and prolong your life.
A multidisciplinary team of pulmonary hypertension specialists provides your care in the Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic at Mayo Clinic. Doctors may seek second opinions from other colleagues when determining the most appropriate treatment for your condition. If you need care for an associated condition, your doctors collaborate with doctors in other areas to ensure you have coordinated care.
After you're diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, doctors work with you and the coordinators in the Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic to develop an appropriate treatment plan for your condition. Your treatment plan may involve complex medical therapies such as medications administered orally, inhaled medications and medications delivered through continuous intravenous (IV) infusion. Throughout your care at Mayo Clinic, doctors will regularly assess your response to treatment and determine whether your treatment is effective or needs to be adjusted.
A coordinator will provide you with comprehensive education about your medication management and explain what to do if you experience complications. The Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic team will work together to manage or even help prevent complications of your condition.
The staff in the Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic provides you with thorough follow-up care. Team members provide ongoing consultation to you regarding medications and psychosocial issues, direction for ongoing treatment, and information about research opportunities. The clinic staff also partners with your primary or local doctors for continuing care.
Mayo Clinic doctors continue to research new diagnostics and treatments for pulmonary hypertension. Mayo researchers have been involved with clinical studies for pulmonary hypertension for many years. You may have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials for pulmonary hypertension treatments. Learn more about research in the Cardiovascular Research Center.