​​​​Pulmonary hypertension

Patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) can count on seamless, individualized, compassionate care with your physician as soon as possible. We treat patients with PH based on their unique set of symptoms. Our personal approach includes the most advanced care you can find, with access to the latest clinical trials and treatment options.

Our care team brings together skilled cardiologists, pulmonologists and nurses who specialize in PH support, ongoing care and patient education . While there may be no cure for this chronic condition, we help PH patients live the fullest life possible with the most effective combination of treatments.  

About pulmonary hypertension (PH)

When the arteries of the lungs become narrow—because of disease or certain health conditions—the heart has to work harder. As the lower right chamber of the heart strains to pump blood to the lungs, blood pressure in the pulmonary (lung) arteries rise, causing high blood pressure in the lungs. PH is often not diagnosed in a timely manner because its early symptoms can be confused with those of many other conditions. PH is a disease that affects people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds.

Symptoms of PH may include:

  • Breathlessness or shortness of breath, especially with activity

  • Chest pain, especially during physical activity

  • Fainting

  • Feeling tired all the time

  • Lightheadedness, especially when climbing stairs or upon standing up

  • Swollen ankles, legs or abdomen

Why choose The Christ Hospital Health Network

If you experience symptoms of pulmonary hypertension, or if you've been diagnosed, you'll find the care and support you need at The Christ Hospital Health Network, Cincinnati's leader in cardiovascular care. The Christ Hospital continually researches new techniques for hypertension not effectively controlled by traditional methods.

  • Top 50 heart hospital. The Christ Hospital has been named one of America's 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery by HealthGrades and one of the World's Best Hospitals for Cardiology by Newsweek.

  • Specialized expertise.  We offer the most extensive expertise across the spectrum of heart and vascular care. Our doctors are known leaders in cardiovascular care and are focused by specific conditions.

  • Treatment options.  Our PH patients benefit from a wider range of personalized treatment options than at many other hospitals. We take a progressive approach to pulmonary hypertension management.

  • Clinical research. Our doctors have developed many new techniques in cardiovascular medicine over the past 20 years. Patients have access to treatments not found at many other hospitals.

  • Heart and vascular support groups.  For patients with heart-related conditions, we offer education and support. We encourage you share your experiences to learn how to live your healthiest life.

Please call 513-206-1180 to schedule an appointment with a pulmonary hypertension expert.