Pulmonary Hypertension Program

For children or young adults who have, or are at risk for, pulmonary hypertension, the Sibley Heart Center Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program offers a range of services from imaging tests to long-term treatment and follow-up care.


Services include comprehensive evaluation and management of pulmonary hypertension:


  • Echocardiograms
  • Electrocardiograms
  • Radiographic studies (X-ray, computed tomography [CT], magnetic resonance imaging [MRI] and nuclear medicine scans)
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Blood work
  • Exercise and walk testing 
  • Pulmonary function testing

Long-term and follow-up care

Pulmonary hypertension affects many different body systems in most patients. Doctors will work closely with your child’s doctor and other specialists to ensure your child gets coordinated care. We offer care options from oral medicines to continuous intravenous (I.V.) medicine.


    Treating Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension
    Read a Q&A with Usama Kanaan, M.D., Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine.

    Download the referral form for the Pulmonary Hypertension program.

    Why Children's?  Read a fact sheet about our Pulmonary Hypertension Program.


Video: Pulmonary Hypertension Program

Pulmonary Hypertension ProgramView

The diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension is very involved, but a team of doctors at Sibley Heart Center have the resources to help young patients.   


Team members

Led by Usama Kanaan, M.D., the multidisciplinary team includes:


To make an appointment or a referral, call 404-785-2950.