Pulmonary Hypertension Service

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Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, is the leading provider of pediatric heart care in Louisville, Southern Indiana and across Kentucky. Our sophisticated cardiac catheterization laboratories allow for minimally invasive and precise diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, a type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs.

Our team, led by pediatric cardiologist Edward S. Kim, M.D., provides comprehensive care for children with pulmonary hypertension. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists will create a pulmonary hypertension treatment plan tailored for your child and provide follow-up care. Diagnosing and monitoring pulmonary hypertension often is done by cardiac catheterization, and our specialists will know when these tests are necessary for your child.

The Right Kind of Collaborative Care for Your Child

Our pulmonary hypertension team works closely with other physicians and programs within Norton Children’s Heart Institute. Our team performs all diagnostic testing, surgeries and follow-up care at Norton Children’s Hospital.

Norton Children’s Heart Institute providers are skilled in treating pulmonary hypertension and other heart conditions in children. You can draw strength, comfort and confidence from our highly trained specialists, including:

  • Pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons
  • Pediatric transplant surgeons
  • Pediatric cardiologists
    • Fetal cardiologists
    • Adult congenital heart cardiologists
    • Heart failure/heart transplant cardiologists
    • Pediatric cardiac catheterization cardiologists
    • Pediatric electrophysiologists
  • Pediatric critical care physicians
  • Cardiovascular anesthesiologist
  • Cardiac critical care nurses
  • Cardiac nurse practitioners
  • Critical care pharmacists
  • Child life specialists
  • Diagnostic imaging specialists
  • Dietitians
  • Family support team
  • Genetic counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers

Why Choose Norton Children’s Heart Institute

  • Norton Children’s Hospital has been a pioneer in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, performing Kentucky’s first pediatric heart transplant in 1986 and becoming the second site in the United States to perform an infant heart transplant.
  • The American Board of Thoracic Surgery has certified our cardiothoracic surgeons in congenital heart surgery.
  • The Adult Congenital Heart Association has accredited Norton Children’s Heart Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program as the only comprehensive care center in Kentucky and Indiana treating adults born with a heart defect.
  • More than 17,000 children a year visit Norton Children’s Heart Institute for advanced heart care.
  • Norton Children’s Heart Institute has offices across Kentucky and Southern Indiana to bring quality pediatric heart care closer to home.
  • The Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at Norton Children’s Hospital is the largest dedicated CICU in Kentucky, equipped with 17 private rooms and the newest technology available for heart care.

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