Experiencing shortness of breath?
It’s a common complaint that can be caused by many reasons. But when breathing problems persist and get worse with exertion, it could be a symptom of something more serious such as pulmonary hypertension.
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is elevated blood pressure in the lungs. Each form of PH is different, so it is important to find a specialist who can pinpoint the cause and develop a treatment plan that is customized and appropriate. Nebraska Medicine has some of the top pulmonary medicine specialists in the area.
What to expect
We prepare for your visit before you actually come in for your appointment. We receive and review all of the related medical records from your referring provider. During your first visit, we talk about your symptoms, and review and explain any previous test results. We will then discuss the next steps. The care plan usually includes further comprehensive testing and discussions about treatment options.
Why you should choose Nebraska Medicine for pulmonary hypertension care
We are the only center in Nebraska that is accredited by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA). Our multidisciplinary team specializes in treating PH and offers advanced diagnostics and therapeutics, including preferred therapies for serious infections. Our patients receive comprehensive care through the Autoimmune Rheumatology/ Pulmonary Clinic and the combined Pulmonary Hypertension/ Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic, among others. We also have several active pulmonary hypertension clinical trials that give our patients access to innovative therapies.
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