Nemours Children’s gives kids with pulmonary hypertension, or high blood pressure in the blood vessels in the lungs, care that’s focused on their very best life.
Pulmonary hypertension can be due to problems in lung development, genetic changes passed in families, congenital heart disease (conditions babies are born with), autoimmune disease or blood clots. There is no cure for pulmonary hypertension. For many babies, the condition improves as they grow.
When you come to Nemours, your child gets care that’s coordinated and convenient. Our heart team is part of integrated, award-winning pediatric heart centers in Delaware and Florida. We partner closely with pulmonologists, newborn specialists, rheumatologists, critical care intensivists and more to care for your child.
We work together to reduce symptoms like shortness of breath, tiredness and swelling, and keep the heart healthy. We also try to slow down or even stop the disease from getting worse. Our goal is to help your child run and play to their highest ability.