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The James P. Mara Center for Lung Disease
Critical Care Medicine
Pulmonary Hypertension (PH)
Most cases of PH are often not recognized until they are quite advanced. As a result, many people may have pulmonary hypertension without knowing it.
PH is often not diagnosed because its early symptoms can be confused with those of many other conditions. Some of these symptoms of PH include:
To diagnosis PH, a series of tests are performed that show how well a person's heart and lungs are working. These tests may include:
PH is a chronic condition that can become life-threatening. Although there is no cure, there are several treatments available, and patients have more options than ever before.
The PH program was developed to serve the New York Metropolitan area, which has a significant number of patients affected by this disease. At St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals, we are dedicated to providing the latest treatment and support services.
Our team approach includes physicians, nurses and physical therapists — all with special training in PH.
Call (212) 523-5471 for more information.
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