Patient Care

Pulmonary Hypertension-Overview

Pulmonary hypertension (PAH) is a rare disease and can be caused by many problems of the lung and the heart. It is a high blood pressure condition of the arteries going through the lung. As the pressure gets higher, the right side of the heart must work harder to pump blood through the lungs. This leads ultimately to heart failure.

Pulmonary hypertension usually gets progressively worse. Although pulmonary hypertension isn’t curable, treatments are available. These can lessen symptoms and improve quality of life.

Dr. Shirin Shafazand specializes in the treatment of patients with pulmonary hypertension. She sees patients mainly in Miami, but visits also the UM satellite clinic in Plantation.

The University of Miami Health System offers several ways to request an appointment with these physicians. You can make an appointment by calling Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Eastern Time at 305-243-4000 or toll-free 1-800-432-0191. Appointments can also be requested online at: directly at 305-243-7838 during above mentioned working hours.