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Yale Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program
Listed below are some of the services we provide:
The Yale PVD Program has providers with expertise in all areas related to pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism, and advanced lung disease. During an initial visit, you may be asked to complete pulmonary function tests and in-office exercise testing as part of your evaluation. You will then see one of our providers for a visit with further tests or medications to be ordered based on their evaluation.
Right Heart Catheterization
The Yale PVD program offers right heart catheterization as part of the evaluation of pulmonary hypertension. This is the gold standard in the diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension and our providers are well-versed in all its aspects. In addition, we offer advanced hemodynamic studies, pulmonary angiograms for the evaluation of chronic thromboembolic disease, and participation in our research studies .
Advanced Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test
The advanced cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) evaluates unexplained shortness of breath not otherwise explained by routine tests such as pulmonary function tests, echocardiogram, chest imaging, or standard exercise tests. Our advanced CPET involves exercise testing on a stationary bicycle with continuous, direct measures of intracardiac and systemic pressures using venous and arterial catheters. The Yale PVD program is currently the only center in the tri-state area to offer this test.
The Yale PVD Program works with Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, MD to offer pulmonary thromboendarterectomy for the treatment of chronic thromboembolic disease. This is a specialized and complex surgery with limited expertise nationwide. We are the only center in Connecticut to offer this surgery.
For inquiries about the Yale PVD Program, please contact our nurse coordinator, Karelys Adorno-Loveless:
Winchester Chest Clinic
789 Howard Avenue, 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06519