You have been referred to the Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic at Parkview Heart Institute because your physician has determined that you have high blood pressure in the artery that connects the heart to the lungs. This condition strains the right ventricle, causing it to expand and become weaker.
If you have pulmonary hypertension, you may experience:
- Shortness of breath
- Sudden gain of 2–3 pounds overnight or 4–5 pounds over a week
- Angles, lower legs, or even abdomen may become puffy or swollen
- Shoes feel too tight
- Clothes are tighter in the waist
- Trouble getting rings on or off your fingers
Other warning signs
- Weak, dizzy, or more tired
- Loss of appetite
- Confusion, or can’t think clearly
- Dry, hacking cough that won’t go away
- Chest pain or changes in your heartbeat
- Lips and skin have a bluish color
Pulmonary hypertension should not be ignored. Regular checkups by your care provider give you the best chance of effectively managing your symptoms.
All patients referred to the Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic will be evaluated and managed by our team of specialized care providers.
For questions about the Parkview Heart Institute’s Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic, please call 260-266-5680, or ask your primary care physician for a referral.
The Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic at Parkview Heart Institute is located within the Parkview Physicians Group – Cardiology office on the first floor. For your convenience, valet parking is provided at entrance 10.