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Pulmonary hypertension is a form of pediatric high blood pressure that affects the arteries of the lungs and right side of the heart. This condition can slow blood flow and cause your child’s heart to work harder than usual. Over time, this extra work weakens the heart, and can even cause heart failure. If your child is diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, you can trust the pediatric heart care in our Nemours Children's Cardiac Center. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons (specialists in surgical procedures of the chest, including the heart and lungs) are here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and offer treatment options — including long-term medication management and transplants. Our cardiac teams offer the latest in research-backed care, delivered with compassion.

Why Choose Us

World-class pediatric heart care requires the compassion to understand your family's journey, and the expertise to manage even the most complex conditions. Our Nemours Cardiac Center teams treat a vast array of heart conditions, using the most innovative, up-to-date approaches. Our specialty is the early detection of congenital heart disease. In addition to providing diagnosis and treatment, the Nemours Cardiac Center teams participate in ongoing research with other pediatric cardiac institutions — so every child can benefit from our experience and have hope for a healthier future. 

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