Scottish Pulmonary Vascular Unit (SPVU)

The Scottish Pulmonary Vascular Unit (SPVU) at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital provides quality care for all patients with pulmonary hypertension in Scotland.

  • We investigate, treat and provide long-term follow-up for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (from whatever cause) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.
  • We consider referrals for patients with hypoxic lung or cardiac disease where the degree of pulmonary hypertension is out of proportion to the comorbidity.
  • We provide patients with ongoing support, education and advice.
  • We work closely with the UK Thromboendarterectomy Service at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge and the Heart and Lung Transplantation Unit in Newcastle.
  • We have an active research programme which is currently focused on basic mechanisms using pulmonary artery cell culture, cardiac MRI and cardiovascular physiology.
  • We participate in a number of clinical trials to give our patients the widest choice of treatment options.

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