Pulmonary Hypertension is a rare disorder that, without treatment leads to right heart failure and death. The University of Wisconsin is accredited as a Pulmonary Hypertension Care Center by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. Dr. James Runo serves as Center Director.
Current clinical research includes clinical trials investigating mew medications available for these patients including prostanoids, endothelin receptor antagonists and phosphodiesterase inhibitors.
Laboratory Research led by Dr. Kara Goss includes the long term effects of prematurity and postnatal oxygen exposure on the cardiopulmonary unit, with a specific interest in the acute and chronic adaptive responses of the right ventricle and pulmonary vasculature following prematurity.