Primary Children's Hospital

(801) 662-1000Map100 Mario Capecchi Dr.Salt Lake City, UT 84113

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The Heart Center
Primary Children's Hospital
100 Mario Capecchi Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

(801) 662-1765
Pulmonary vascular disease is a broad term for various abnormalities in the structure or function of the blood vessels of the lung. Many patients with pulmonary vascular disease have pulmonary hypertension or high blood pressure in the lung. Pulmonary hypertension results from progressive constriction and occlusion of the small blood vessels of the lung. It is a life-threatening illness in advanced stages, when the right side of the heart has difficulty pumping blood through the lung.
 
Pulmonary vascular disease and pulmonary hypertension may be associated with diseases of the heart, lung, liver, immune system or blood.  As a result, the care of children with pulmonary vascular disease can be complex. The outcome of patients is improved when care is provided by experienced individuals who are devoted to improving the evaluation and treatment for this spectrum of disease.
 
Dr. Ronald Day has been devoted to improving the care of children with pulmonary vascular disease and pulmonary hypertension at Primary Children’s Heart Center since 1991. We are expanding the scope of the program with our commitment to care, research and education.
 

Comprehensive Care

We strive to provide optimal care, tailored to the individual needs of each patient. Key components include: 

 

Research

We strive to improve care through a commitment to clinical research. Current projects include:  


Education

We strive to help patients, families, and care providers understand pulmonary vascular disease by:


Pulmonary vascular disease and pulmonary hypertension are serious problems. However, there is a community of professionals and patients devoted to care and treatment.  At Primary Children’s Heart Center, we are committed to providing compassionate care and empowering our patients with hope.

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