About the Pulmonary Hypertension Program
The Pulmonary Hypertension Program at the Medical University of South Carolina offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to patients with pulmonary vascular disease. This multidisciplinary program is a collaborative effort between the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine, the Division of Rheumatology and Immunology and the Division of Cardiology; it is also a major initiative of the Department of Medicine.
Pulmonary hypertension is a complex health problem that is due to high blood pressure within the lungs, which can then lead to heart failure. It is a disease that affects people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. Frequently patients with pulmonary hypertension are not recognized until they have advanced disease because early symptoms can be confused with those of many other conditions. A higher awareness, earlier diagnosis and development of a comprehensive treatment plan can improve quality of life and prognosis in this life-threatening condition.
As you navigate through our website, you will find patient-oriented and continuing-medical educational material on almost any topic pertaining to pulmonary hypertension as well as information to assist you with the referral process and in contacting us. We offer comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services for a wide variety of pulmonary hypertension conditions.
We also participate in both clinical and basic science research. Through Discovering of new information regarding the diagnosis, pathogenesis, treatment, and prognosis of pulmonary hypertension, we will have a greater Understanding, which will allow us to providing Healing of patients with this complex health problem.