The Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic at Children’s Mercy uses a team-based approach to help children with pulmonary hypertension receive the best possible care.
If your child’s care team suspects pulmonary hypertension (PH)—increased pressure in the vessels going from the heart to the lungs—they may refer your family to the Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic.
Your pulmonary hypertension care team
This clinic allows pulmonology specialists to collaborate with Children's Mercy cardiologists to diagnose and treat increased pressure in the blood vessels between a child's heart and lungs. The clinic allows families to see two specialists at once, with a nurse practitioner and coordinator to managed the complex needs of the child, from medication pre-approvals to ordering in-home equipment.
The pulmonary hypertension team provides consultations and care for Children’s Mercy who are in the hospital as well as regular outpatient clinics and coordination with home care services.
Whether you first connect with the pulmonary hypertension team when your child is in the hospital or at our outpatient clinic, you will continue to work with the same team going forward.