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The Pediatric Heart Lung Center

The Pediatric Heart Lung Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado is a multidisciplinary program that provides a unique approach toward patient care, education, research and training in childhood heart and lung disease. We currently manage more than 200 patients with severe pulmonary hypertension either as a primary diagnosis (idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension) or associated with heart or lung disease (associated pulmonary arterial hypertension).

Conditions we treat:

  • Acute hypoxemic respiratory failure
  • Acute and chronic lung disease, including bronchopulmonary dysplasia, interstitial lung disease and congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (unexplained)
  • Pulmonary hypertension associated with other diseases

What services does the Pediatric Heart Lung Center provide?

  • Multidisciplinary approaches to cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders
  • Board-certified specialists in cardiology, pulmonary, critical care medicine and neonatology
  • Inhaled Nitric Oxide Program
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Program (ECMO)
  • Follow-up clinics for neonates treated with ECMO or inhaled Nitric Oxide
  • A professional team that includes physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, social workers, and a developmental specialist
  • Initiation of novel therapies for cardiopulmonary failure through the application of clinical research
  • Inpatient and outpatient care and 24-hour consultation

Learn more about the program by visiting the University of Colorado Department of Pediatrics website.

Care for kids with pulmonary hypertension

The Pediatric Heart Lung Center has an active clinical care program in pulmonary hypertension. We provide consultation, ongoing care, diagnostic evaluation and possible involvement with new clinical trials for breakthrough treatments for childhood pulmonary hypertension.

Learn more about your visit to the Heart Institute.


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