Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program

Our Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Program is one of a handful of specialized pediatric PH Care Centers across the country and the only one in Wisconsin to be nationally accredited by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association as a Center of Comprehensive Care. This is the highest designation possible and reflects our expertise in leading-edge diagnostic and treatment approaches that help pediatric patients of all ages with PH live life to the fullest.

Offering the latest in pulmonary hypertension treatments in children and infants

The best treatment for pulmonary hypertension differs for each child. At Children’s Wisconsin, recent treatment advances have greatly increased our success in helping kids manage PH symptoms. As our reputation for quality care continues to expand nationwide, more families choose Children's to care for their children with this condition.

Experienced experts

Our Program’s team of board-certified pediatric cardiologists and nurse practitioners are specifically trained to care for kids with pulmonary hypertension. They use state-of-the-art diagnostics to find a correctable cause for your child’s condition. They then develop a pulmonary hypertension treatment plan just for your child and monitor their care at several convenient locations.

As necessary, program physicians work closely with other heart and lung experts to meet your child's needs, including pulmonologists (lung doctors) and heart surgeons who specialize in congenital heart defects. Other pediatric specialists such as cardiac anesthesiologists, psychologists, social workers and nutritionists – all with advanced training in pulmonary hypertension treatment – are here to make sure all of your son’s or daughter’s needs are met.

Services offered

The Pulmonary Hypertension Program staff make it easy for you and your child to get all the care you need, including:

  • Advanced diagnostics, including echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, cardiac MRI, CT, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • Multiple medical treatment options including oral, intravenous (IV), injected and inhaled therapies
  • Participation in multicenter drug trials
  • Access to all the pediatric specialists your child would ever need, right at Children’s Wisconsin

Family involvement

We know how important it is for families to be involved in their child’s care. At Children’s, we work hard to keep you informed so you feel ready to make decisions. We follow-up with our patients for as long as necessary to make sure treatments continue to help your child live an active, healthy life to the fullest extent possible.

Learn more about pulmonary hypertension

Get more details about pulmonary hypertension.

PHA Center of Comprehensive Care 2015-2018

Having met the highest standards for diagnosis and disease management, our Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Program was one of the first pediatric centers in the country and the only one in the state accredited as a Center of Comprehensive Care, the highest designation possible.

pulmonary hypertension patient Harli with her parents

Harli’s parents looked across the country before finding the expertise she needed at Children’s Wisconsin. Learn more on our blog or on Today's TMJ4.