Pulmonary Hypertension (PH)

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Pulmonary hypertension (PH) represents a spectrum of diseases that share the common finding of high blood pressure in the lungs. Although PH can result from a variety of causes, our clinical and research efforts are focused on PH that results from chronic lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, and interstitial lung disease.

The treatment of PH due to chronic lung diseases remains poorly understood, and yet it is one of the largest PH populations around. In conjunction with the existing National Jewish Health programs of excellence in respiratory medicine, the National Jewish Health Pulmonary Hypertension Center is committed to advancing the understanding and treatment of chronic lung disease PH.

“The National Jewish Health PH Center is uniquely positioned to take on the complex lung disease patient with PH. We take pride in our care of this important and challenging form of PH.” - Brett Fenster, MD

Our Specialists

  • Barbara Lemer
    Barbara Lemer, NP
  • Darlene Kim
    Darlene Kim, MD, FACC

Clinical Trials

4-Dimensional Cardiac MRI for Diagnosing and Assessing Pulmonary Hypertension

Have you been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension? Researchers at National Jewish Health are looking at the use of a 4-dimensional (4D) cardiac MRI for diagnosing and assessing severity of pulmonary hypertension. If you are 18 years of age or older and have been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, then you may qualify! Study participation is just 2 visits and includes an initial 4D cardiac MRI at visit #1 and then another 4D MRI at visit #2 about 12 months later. Please call Valerie Snyder at 303.270.2591 for more information and to see if you qualify.

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Reasons to Visit National Jewish Health

  • The leading respiratory hospital in the nation and the only one devoted fully to the treatment of respiratory and related illnesses
  • Ranked as one of the top two hospitals in pulmonology every year since U.S. News & World Report included this category in its annual “Best Hospitals” survey
  • Ranked in the top 1 percent of hospitals in the nation by HCAHPS
  • Physicians frequently recognized as among the best in the nation by multiple services, including Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly
  • Among the top 8 percent of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to the latest clinical trials
  • 118-year history of focus on care, research and education serving thousands of patients with lung, heart, immune and related disorders


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