Pulmonary hypertension is a group of diseases characterized by high blood pressure in the arteries that connect the heart to the lungs. The condition can cause symptoms — such as shortness of breath, dizziness, and fatigue — that interfere with a person's day-to-day life.
Because pulmonary hypertension is complex condition with a number of possible causes, treating it requires expertise and access to experts in a number of different medical specialties.
At UI Health's Pulmonary Hypertension Program, you have access to a team of specialists who can care for all aspects of this complex condition. Our goal is to provide every patient with comprehensive, individualized care, state-of-the-art treatment options, and access to cutting-edge research.
Advanced Pulmonary Hypertension Treatment
UI Health provides comprehensive care for people with all forms of pulmonary hypertension, including:
- Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension
- Pulmonary venous hypertension
- Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
- Pulmonary hypertension associated with conditions like scleroderma, lupus, and sickle cell disease
Our pulmonary hypertension specialists have expertise in advanced pulmonary hypertension treatments, including:
- Intravenous epoprostenol (ex: Flolan and Veletri)
- Subcutaneous and inhaled treprostinil (ex: Remodulin and Tyvaso)
- Bosentan and ambrisentan (ex: Tracleer and Letairis)
- Sildenafil and tadalafil (ex: Revatio and Adcirca)
Pulmonary hypertension patients at UI Health also have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials testing new therapies for the condition. And our team is actively involved in research that seeks to find new ways to diagnose and treat pulmonary hypertension. That means that our patients get the benefit of the latest scientific knowledge about this condition.
Our Pulmonary Hypertension Specialists
UI Health's pulmonary hypertension team comes from a number of medical specialties. Depending on your needs, your treatment team may include pulmonary and critical care doctors, cardiologists, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists.
Our pulmonary hypertension specialists also work closely with experts in Rheumatology, Hematology & Oncology, Hepatology, Sleep Medicine, and Cardiovascular Imaging. As a result of this collaborative approach, our patients receive the most comprehensive care available for pulmonary hypertension.
UI Health's pulmonary hypertension specialists include:
Lori Wilken, PharmD
Julio Duarte, PharmD
Outpatient Care Center, Suite 3C
1801 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612
Request an Appointment with a Pulmonary Hypertension Doctor
To request an appointment, please fill out the online form or call 312.413.4244.