Pulmonary Hypertension Program
About pulmonary hypertension
Pulmonary hypertension is a condition in which blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs (the pulmonary arteries) is abnormally high. As the pressure builds, your heart's right ventricle has to work harder to pump blood through your lungs. This eventually causes your heart muscle to weaken and eventually fail completely.
Unlike other congenital heart conditions, there is no surgical treatment or “cure” for pulmonary hypertension. But treatments are available that can help lessen symptoms and improve your child’s quality of life.
Learn more about pulmonary hypertension and how Children’s cares for children with pulmonary hypertension.