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The first visit typically consists of a physical exam. The examination is later followed by a series of diagnostic tests designed to assess the severity of the condition.
These tests may include:
Once a diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension is confirmed, the physician develops a personalized treatment plan for the patient.
The main treatment option is medical therapy. As this treatment requires expertise in the management of medication and side effects, regular follow-up consultations are necessary to monitor the patient’s response to therapy, as well as to adjust treatment according to the patient’s needs.
The pulmonary hypertension clinic collaborates closely with the Heart & Vascular Institute, as well as other specialists, to provide the best treatment plan.
Diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension requires a multidisciplinary team approach, which helps ensure quality patient care.
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi's Pulmonary Hypertension Program, the team includes: