Why Choose Us
Pulmonary hypertension is a rare and serious disease in which blood pressure in pulmonary (lung) circulation is higher than usual. This can cause permanent lung damage and life-threatening heart failure. Patients with pulmonary hypertension need specialist care, like that found at NewYork-Presbyterian.
Combining the expertise of pulmonary hypertension experts with the latest technologies and all of the resources available at our two renowned medical centers —Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine — you receive sophisticated, personalized care that is designed to meet your needs and enhance your quality of life.
A team approach to care
Patients with pulmonary hypertension have complex needs that result from this rare, progressive disease. At NewYork-Presbyterian, our specialists combine their long-term experience in pulmonary hypertension management and heart failure with the latest treatment approaches to provide patients with pulmonary hypertension diagnosis and the most advanced care tailored to their unique needs.
This team includes cardiologists, pulmonologists, surgeons, interventional cardiologists, rheumatologists, and other consultants with expertise in pulmonary hypertension-related diseases and complications, and critical care anesthesiologists to assist with non-cardiac surgery. You can receive coordinated health care for this complex condition in one medical center.
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association has accredited the Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension Services in the Perkin Center for Heart Failure of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and the Pulmonary Hypertension Comprehensive Care Center of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center as Tier 1 Pulmonary Hypertension Comprehensive Care Centers. We are the only centers in New York to receive this accreditation and are amongst the first pulmonary hypertension programs in the nation to become accredited.
Expertise in managing pulmonary hypertension and congestive heart failure
Pulmonary hypertension and right congestive heart failure complicate the management of about one-third of the patients with heart failure. At NewYork-Presbyterian, our experienced physicians are trained in pulmonary hypertension and congestive heart failure, as well as mechanical circulatory support for these conditions. In many cases, right congestive heart failure follows left heart failure, and the management of these difficult cases requires special expertise and understanding of the interdependence of the right and the left heart.
Long Term Management
Our team is committed to giving patients with pulmonary hypertension the tools and resources to enable them to live the best quality of life. Depending on your individual needs, your long-term care may include the following:
- Cardiopulmonary exercise testing to identify and follow patients with pulmonary hypertension and heart failure
- Your physician may use a remote monitoring system to keep an eye on your symptoms
- Nutritional counseling, as well as telephone follow-up by a nurse practitioner who specializes in pulmonary hypertension
- Specialty cardiac catheterization to diagnose and gauge response to treatment (done by our catheterization colleagues)
- Opportunities for participation in multicenter clinical trials as well as ongoing original research
Speak with a Cardiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian
At NewYork-Presbyterian, we take the time to review your heart health on an individual level. Please take the opportunity to speak with one of our work-renowned cardiologists to discuss any health concerns you may have.