Pulmonary Hypertension Program

The Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program is one of the leading programs of its kind in the United States. Dedicated to improving the quality of life for pediatric patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH), we focus on early detection, state-of-the-art treatment and long-term follow-up care.

We treat all types of pulmonary hypertension, including idiopathic PH, persistent PH of the newborn (PPHN) and secondary PH caused by another condition. One key to our program's strength is the combined experience and knowledge of many specialists. The team brings together pediatric intensive care specialists, neonatologists, cardiologists, pulmonologists and nurse practitioners, all with expertise in caring for children with PH.

Ours is one of the few pediatric programs to be accredited as a Pulmonary Hypertension Center of Comprehensive Care by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

Clinical Trials and Research

In addition to providing the best available therapies, we're committed to research on promising new treatments. Our patients often have opportunities to participate in clinical trials and are among the first to benefit from the latest findings.

UCSF also hosts the leading annual international conference on newborn and pediatric pulmonary vascular disease. The conference includes education sessions for families and patients.

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    Awards & recognition

    • Ranked among the nation's best in 10 specialties

    • Best in Northern California for cardiology and heart surgery

    • Accredited pediatric center for comprehensive care (Pulmonary Hypertension Association)

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    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your child's condition
    • List of medications, including dosages, plus any your child is allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

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