Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) sometimes occurs in scleroderma patients. Pulmonary hypertension is elevated blood pressure in the artery that carries the blood from the heart to the lungs due to narrowing of the blood vessels.
The aim of the Combined Clinic is to bring together an expert group of specialists to discuss and determine optimal care for this very select group of patients. The clinic will provide comprehensive evaluation of the patient's status and will recommend/implement management strategies. Patients are often scheduled for a high resolution CT scan, echocardiogram, pulmonary function test and 6 minute walk test prior to their visit.
Participating Staff :
- Dr. Pearce Wilcox Respirologist
- Dr. Jim Dunne Rheumatologist
- Dr. John Swiston Respirologist Vancouver General Hospital
- Dr. Robert Levy Respirologist
- Dr. Roland Nador
- Dr. Chris Ryerson
To Refer Patients:
Please call main desk (604) 806-8818 for referral information