Stanford's program been accredited as a comprehensive care center by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.
January 6, 2015
“We’re very excited to be one of the first centers in the country to get this accreditation,” said Juliana Liu, a nurse practitioner in the Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease. “It’s really a recognition for the work we’ve been trying to do for many years.”
Pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure in the arteries and capillaries of the lungs, can lead to right-heart failure. Its causes may include genetic, environmental and immunological factors. Stanford earned the accreditation by demonstrating its ability to care for a broad spectrum of patients, Liu said. The center also conducts research. “The reviewers said Stanford is the model that programs across the country should emulate,” she said.
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