SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Department of Medicine

Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep & Occupational Medicine

Pulmonary Hypertension

The Pulmonary Division at Indiana University School of Medicine has several clinics in which patients with all types of pulmonary hypertension (WHO group 1-5) are actively evaluated and treated. All physicians are board-certified pulmonologists with special interest and expertise in pulmonary vascular disease and hemodynamic evaluation. We work closely with our colleagues in the Cardiology, Rheumatology and Gastroenterology/Hepatology Divisions as well as the Radiology and Thoracic Surgery Departments to provide the best possible interdisciplinary and patient-focused care. We offer education for patients, trainees, and physicians, close monitoring of potential treatment side effects, novel treatments and research protocols for eligible patients. All modern diagnostic modalities including cardiac MRI and cardiopulmonary exercise testing are available. Treatment modalities include oral drugs (bosentan, sildenafil, ambrisentan) as well as inhaled, subcutaneous and intravenous medications (prostacyclins and inhaled nitric oxide).

Faculty:

Tim Lahm, M.D. – Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic at Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center (appointments: 317-988-2511 or 2513)

Michael D. Ober, M.D. – Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic at Indiana University Hospital (appointments: 317-944-8660 or 1-800-486-6124)

Karen M. Wolf, M.D. – Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic at Indiana University Hospital, and Interdisciplinary Dyspnea Clinic at Methodist Cardiovascular Center (IU appointments: 317-944-8660 or 1-800-486-6124, Methodist appointments: 317-962-9700)

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