The Pulmonary Hypertension Center

Pulmonary hypertension is a condition in which there is high blood pressure in the vessels that carry blood from the lungs – different from what is commonly referred to as high blood pressure. 

While often a diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension comes after many years of symptoms, at the Pulmonary Hypertension Center under the Lung Institute at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, our pulmonary hypertension specialists are skilled in the diagnosis and management of this rare disease in all its stages and forms.

For more information, contact the Lung Institute at its location at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix today:

755 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006

(602) 521-3400

About the Center

Treating this disease requires diligent care and prompt delivery of the advanced therapies available at Lung Institute at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix. Our team at the Pulmonary Hypertension Center provides holistic, comprehensive and collaborative care. We work closely with our community partners to provide referrals for primary and secondary opinions. Some of our services include:

  • Advanced imaging services such as high resolution CT scans, CT angiogram, and ventilation perfusion scans (VQ scan)
  • Collaborative and comprehensive evaluations that assist with accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendations
  • Collaboration with our colleagues at the Heart Institute for echocardiogram services (ultrasound imaging of the heart)
  • Comprehensive blood work in order to address possible contribution of connective tissue diseases
  • Evaluation of sleep apnea symptoms
  • Right and left heart chamber catheterization when indicated, as well as exercise testing during right heart catheterization

To make an appointment at the Pulmonary Hypertension Center, please call (602) 521-3400. 

Our Providers

Center Leadership:

  • Rajeev Saggar, MD – Center Director – Pulmonary Hypertension Center

Patient Education

At the Pulmonary Hypertension Center, patients are provided educational materials regarding their individualized treatment plans as well as the expectations for their care. Family education and support is always available for specific questions or follow-up concerns.

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association offers a support group in the Phoenix area.

Research

The University of Arizona, in coordination with Banner – University Medicine, conducts a variety of research studies and clinical trials to support a commitment to improving patient care. As a patient at Banner – University Medical Center, you may be eligible to participate, meaning you’ll have access to new treatments, which may not yet be available to the public.

Fellowship and Residency Programs

Health and Prevention

Not all pulmonary hypertension is preventable. However, activities to reduce your risk of high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, chronic liver disease, and chronic lung disease from tobacco use can help prevent pulmonary hypertension in some people.