The Scottish Pulmonary Vascular Unit (SPVU) was founded at the Western Infirmary in Glasgow with the appointment of Prof Andrew Peacock in 1990. Because of increasing need and awareness that patients with these disorders require highly specialised care, the service was formally designated by the National Services Division (NSD) of the Scottish Executive in 1999 with the mandate to provide high quality care for all patients in Scotland with pulmonary vascular disorders.

The unit principally investigates and treats patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. We will consider referrals for patients with hypoxic lung or cardiac disease where the degree of pulmonary hypertension is out of proportion to the comorbidity. Funding for the modern treatments for these conditions comes centrally from the NSD. Patients with chronic thromboembolic disease are discussed with the UK Thromboendarterectomy Service at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge. If transplantation is required, we act as a conduit to the Heart & Lung Transplantation Unit in Newcastle

Pulmonary Vascular Fellow
Research Physio
Research Nurse
Research Scientist
Service Manager
Data Manager
Admin Assistant
Consultant Physician


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