Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s department of pulmonology has been accredited as a Pulmonary Hypertension Care Center (PHCC) by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA). It is among nine newly accredited PHCCs across the nation, raising the total to 26 centers in the U.S. Froedtert & the Medical College’s pulmonology department is the first in the state of Wisconsin.
Pulmonary hypertension is a rare, debilitating disease of the lungs that affects the functioning of the heart and can lead to heart failure. It is a relatively underdiagnosed disease, and average survival is less than three years without proper treatment.
The accreditation indicates that a program at Froedtert & the Medical College has the capacity to appropriately diagnose and comprehensively manage patients with pulmonary hypertension.