Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Ochsner is the largest Pulmonary Hypertension treatment center and the only center for lung transplantation in the Gulf Region. The Ochsner Pulmonary Hypertension Program treats over 50 patients on intravenous therapy and also offers oral, inhaled and subcutaneous therapy.
Pulmonary hypertension is when a person develops high blood pressure in the vessels that carry blood between the heart and the lungs. This can lead to severe symptoms including heart failure.
The Ochsner Pulmonary Hypertension Program offers a comprehensive evaluation process to determine if a patient has pulmonary hypertension. Once the diagnosis is made, our team works with the patient to develop an individualized treatment plan. We use a team approach with collaboration between cardiologists and pulmonary medicine physicians, as well as rheumatologists, radiologists, nurses, pharmacists and other allied health professionals. We offer both clinic and hospital-based care, and use all medications currently approved by the FDA for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension. We also have an active patient support group, which provides education and support for patients and their families.