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Three physicians from the Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program

The Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute is among the largest and most advanced treatment and research programs in the country for patients with pulmonary hypertension. We offer a full range of services that include comprehensive patient evaluation, diagnostic testing, advanced treatment options, clinical research and patient education.

Our program is honored to have received national recognition from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) as a designated PHA-accredited “Center for Comprehensive Care,” the only one of its kind in Illinois. Criteria for this esteemed designation emphasize the experienced staff, comprehensive facility resources, evaluations of PH patients based upon consensus guidelines, access to all PH specific therapies, overall experience in treating PH and participation in clinical research.

One of the unique aspects of our program is the large number of faculty with widespread expertise in all forms of pulmonary hypertension. These include physicians with published research in:

  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension (including familial (inherited) forms)
  • Pulmonary hypertension from left heart failure
  • Pulmonary hypertension associated with lung disease
  • Pulmonary hypertension from pulmonary embolism and virtually all of the rarest forms of the disease

Our specialists treat a wide range of pulmonary vascular diseases, including:

  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Acute and chronic blood clots in the lung
  • Connective tissue disease (including scleroderma) related pulmonary diseases
  • Diastolic heart failure

Meet the Pulmonary Vascular Disease Team

Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute is a nationally recognized destination for those who require highly specialized cardiovascular care.
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    The No. 7 heart and vascular surgery program in the United States and the highest-ranked in Illinois for 16 straight years.

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    PHA Center for Comprehensive Care

    Pulmonary Hypertension Care Centers

    The Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital received national recognition from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) as a designated PHAR-participating accredited Center of Comprehensive Care.

    Looking for a Heart or Vascular Second Opinion?

    We offer second opinions for heart and vascular conditions. You can schedule a virtual visit or an in-person visit at one of our convenient locations.

    Complete a short form to have a nurse contact you by phone or email. They will suggest a physician for you to make your second opinion visit with.

    Cardiovascular Clinical Trials

    The Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute’s Clinical Trials Unit of Northwestern offers the infrastructure and services for investigators focused on cardiovascular research, as well as support our research participants.

    Related Resources

    Pulmonary Hypertension: Pulmonary hypertension can occur in children and adults. Learn more about the causes and symptoms.