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Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension is relatively rare, occurring in only two children per one million. Despite its low occurrence, Blythedale treated 30 children with pulmonary hypertension last year.

Why Blythedale…

Blythedale is skilled in treatment protocols that include oral medications to prevent narrowing blood vessels (e.g. Bosentan) or those that widen pulmonary blood vessels (e.g. Sildenafil), inhaled medications to relieve shortness of breath (e.g. Iloprost), and intravenous or subcutaneous treatments that help ease symptoms of pulmonary hypertension (e.g Remodulin).

  • Inpatient
  • Long Term Care
  • Day Hospital

Going Home

Bringing your child home is no small feat when they're medically fragile. No family ever thinks they will be in the position of caring for a child with complex medical needs, but Blythedale’s innovative Parent and Family Education Program divides what initially seems like an overwhelming learning...

Pulmonary Hypertension Team

Our multi-disciplinary team of pediatricians, intensive care physicians, pediatric pulmonologists and pediatric respiratory therapists work closely with nurses, and physical, occupational and speech therapists to monitor cardiac and respiratory status while helping each child reach their full potential.

With Feeding Tube and Innovative Parent Education Program, AJ Thrives

Eight-month-old AJ was born with both Down syndrome and Tetralogy of Fallot, a rare condition caused by a combination of four heart defects. Shortly after his birth, AJ required major surgery to improve blood flow to his heart. His complex condition necessitated both a tracheostomy (a surgically...