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Pulmonary Hypertension

Keeping your lungs healthy can help you avoid more serious issues down the road. If you have pulmonary hypertension, your lungs' and your heart are working much harder than they should. Get the right evaluation and treatment at Tufts Medicine.

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Heart smart about pulmonary hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension is when high blood pressure in the lungs' arteries makes the right side of your heart work harder than normal. It doesn't have to be this way. Testing is easy and the treatments range from medication to new and experimental breakthrough therapies. We lead the way in clinical trials showing the effectiveness of several breakthrough therapies not available anywhere else and you may have access to them.

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We carefully evaluate your overall lung health and your symptoms, beginning with a range of noninvasive tests, including:

  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Chest x-rays
  • Comprehensive blood testing
  • CT angiogram
  • CT scan
  • Echocardiogram
  • Perfusion scans
  • Pulmonary function tests (PFT)
  • Sleep studies
  • Ventilation scan


A personalized treatment plan will be created to address your specific needs in managing pulmonary hypertension. As this condition is frequently associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, coronary artery disease, or other ailments, our team of specialists from various Tufts Medicine departments will collaborate to provide the best possible care. Based on the type of pulmonary hypertension diagnosed, we may suggest the following treatment options:

  • Oral medicines
  • Inhaled medications
  • Intravenous infusions
  • New and experimental therapies

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Pulmonary Hypertension Center for Comprehensive Care
Tufts Medical Center has been awarded a PHCC Centers of Comprehensive Care (CCC) which demonstrates that they can accurately diagnose, treat and provide ongoing support for pulmonary hypertensive patients.
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