Specialized treatment for pulmonary hypertension

The Pulmonary Hypertension Center at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano provides advanced diagnosis and treatment options for pulmonary hypertension. Our center provides one-on-one personalized care provided by staff specially trained in pulmonary hypertension treatment.

Who is at risk for pulmonary hypertension?

While pulmonary hypertension can affect individuals of all ages, races and backgrounds, some patients are more predisposed to develop the disease and pulmonary hypertension symptoms, including those with:

  • Rheumatological diseases
  • Blood disorders
  • Trastornos del sueño
  • Primary cardiac or lung disease combined with shortness of breath out of proportion to what would normally be expected

Our services

At the Pulmonary Hypertension Center, we take a multidisciplinary approach to care that provides expertise across a spectrum of physician specialties and access to innovative pulmonary hypertension treatments in Plano.

Los servicios incluyen:

  • Educational consultations for patients and their caregivers
  • Medication management for pulmonary hypertension symptoms for initial and established patients provided by clinical staff and pharmacists
  • Dietary consults with a registered dietitian
  • Social services and chaplaincy services

Our diagnostic procedures

Diagnostic procedures are used to confirm or rule out the diagnosis of diseases and conditions. These test help doctors create the right treatment plan for each individual.

Procedures include:

  • Specialized echocardiogram protocol
  • Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Right-heart catheterization with vasodilation challenge
  • Pulmonary function test
  • Nuclear lung perfusion scans