Pulmonary Hypertension


The Wesley Pulmonary Hypertension Unit


The Wesley Pulmonary Hypertension Unit is a referral based service that began at the Wesley in 2008. Located in the Sandford Jackson Building on The Wesley Hospital campus, the unit assists patients suspected of having Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and co-ordinates their treatment.

Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a relatively uncommon disease of the pulmonary arteries that is characterised by a progressive increase in pulmonary vascular resistance. This basically means that the right ventricle of the heart gradually becomes overloaded which leads to right ventricular failure and a premature death.

Currently the Wesley is the only private hospital to offer a pulmonary hypertension service in Australia. It provides education on the disease and the available treatments to their patients and complete regular patient assessments to monitor their medication and progress.

The unit is also working in conjunction with the Wesley Research Institute in a trial to help improve available medications.

Contact

For more information on the Wesley Pulmonary Hypertension Unit please contact Rebekka Beaumont on Telephone: 07 3876 9033 or email wphu.rn@me.com