Pulmonary Vascular Clinic

The Pulmonary Vascular Clinic at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is the only accredited pulmonary hypertension care center in Tennessee. We offer a full range of treatment options, from medications to advanced surgeries and clinical trials.

Pulmonary Vascular Clinic: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Recognized care: Vanderbilt Pulmonology is among the best programs in the country and the top-ranked pulmonology program in Tennessee, according to U.S. News & World Report. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is ranked the No. 1 adult hospital in Tennessee.
  • Accredited expertise: We are the only clinic in Tennessee to be accredited as a Center of Comprehensive Care by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. This accreditation recognizes that we are at the forefront of treating pulmonary vascular disease. We offer the most up-to-date care and are committed to research and clinical trials.
  • Dedicated specialists: Our doctors focus on treating pulmonary vascular disease, so we can offer you the most effective care. This dedication means you benefit from our vast experience and expertise.
  • Comprehensive treatment: We offer the full range of treatments, from oral, inhaled and infused medications to catheter-based therapies and surgical treatment for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Our surgeons are highly skilled in performing pulmonary thromboendarterectomy, an advanced procedure that removes blood clots from the lung. We also offer extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and lung transplantation for selected severely ill patients with pulmonary vascular disease.
  • Team approach: Our pulmonary vascular team works closely with Vanderbilt experts in other specialties such as cardiology, rheumatology and gastroenterology to ensure that you receive comprehensive care. Together, we develop a personalized care plan to meet your unique needs.
  • Coordinated care: Our nurse coordinators oversee all aspects of your care. They can explain your test results, help guide your treatment plan, connect you with resources for financial support, assist with any necessary disability paperwork, and more.
  • Specialty pharmacy: Our specialty pharmacists ensure that you have the right medications and know how to take them. They also can advise you on lab monitoring and financial assistance as needed.
  • Clinical trials: As the only academic medical center in the region, we offer you the opportunity to participate in research that is investigating new treatments. That means you have access to the latest therapeutic options for pulmonary hypertension.

Conditions We Treat

  • Pulmonary vascular disease

Tests, Treatments and Services We Offer

  • Chest X-ray
  • Echocardiogram
  • Pulmonary angiogram
  • Pulmonary ventilation/perfusion (VQ) scan
  • Right heart catheterization with vasodilator testing
  • Exercise testing
  • Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy
  • Balloon pulmonary angioplasty
  • Additional specialized surgeries for pulmonary vascular disease
  • Oral medications
  • Inhaled medications
  • Intravenous (IV) and subcutaneous medications

Location

Vanderbilt Pulmonology Clinic
1301 Medical Center Drive, B817
Nashville, TN 37232

Pulmonary Vascular Care Team


For Referring Physicians

To refer a patient to our pulmonary vascular team, call (615) 322-2386.