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Pulmonary hypertension service

The pulmonary hypertension service at Papworth Hospital forms part of the national pulmonary hypertension service which was designated by the National Commissioning Group (NCG, previously known as NSCAG) in September 2001. The pulmonary hypertension service adheres to the NHS service specification and standards of care required by NCG.

A multi-disciplinary team provides diagnostic investigations, treatments and long term follow-up for patients with pulmonary hypertension. We are also the only UK centre commissioned to perform pulmonary endarterectomy surgery; a cure for selected patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. We liaise closely and collaborate with the Papworth transplant team.

The Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit (PVDU) provides evidence based clinical practice, incorporating state of the art procedures and treatments. We provide an in-patient service, day case wards and outpatient clinics.

We aim to offer an individualised patient centred care. To keep at the cutting edge of new treatments for pulmonary hypertension, we work in conjunction with leading scientists in molecular biology and applied clinical research.

Further information
Patients and carers can also seek information and advice from members of the Papworth PVDU team 24 hours a day by bleeping 343 via the hospital switchboard.

  • Papworth switchboard: 01480 830541
  • PVDU navigator: 01480 364109
  • PVDU Fax No: 01480 364 267

Useful links
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA-UK) is an organisation that represents the interests of patients with pulmonary hypertension and their families. Their website has extensive information on the causes and treatment of PH and a useful list of links of interest. PHA-UK website

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