Pediatric Heart Lung Center - Clinical Services

Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic

phlcThe Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Children's Hospital Colorado provides a team approach to the diagnosis and treatment of children with severe pulmonary hypertension from unknown ("primary") or known ("secondary") causes.

Our group includes Dr. D. Dunbar Ivy (pediatric cardiologist); Dr. Steven Abman (pediatric pulmonologist); Alicia Grenolds and Beth Coleman (nurse practitioners); Michelle Calderbank, Kathleen Miller-Reed, Jen Connelly, and Jen Wisniewski (registered nurses); and Donna Parker (respiratory therapist).

We currently treat patients with chronic prostacyclin infusions, calcium channel blockers, endothelin receptor blockers, sildenafil, inhaled nitric oxide, and several experimental drugs.

Ventilator Care Program

The Ventilator Care Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary program that seeks to improve the quality of care, enhance outcomes, and provide better services for children with chronic ventilator–dependent lung disease and their families, and to enhance research, training, and education of health care providers. The program focuses on providing seamless care in partnership with families during the hospitalization, transition to home, and follow up in the clinic. Our group includes several physicians, including Drs. Chris Baker (pediatric pulmonary), Jason Gien (neonatology), Vivek Balasubramaniam (pediatric pulmonary) and Steve Abman (pediatric pulmonary), as well as outstanding respiratory therapists (Cloy Vaneman and Monte Leidholm) and others. In addition to caring for patients in the hospital and post-discharge, we provide extensive consultation for patients from throughout the country.

For further information, please visit the Pediatric Heart Lung Center at Children's Hospital Colorado website.

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