Prevention, treatment and care of pulmonary diseases and sleep disorders

Pulmonary Medicine Information

Pulmonary Hypertension:

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a specific type of pulmonary
hypertension that is caused when the tiny arteries in your lung become
thickened and narrowed. This narrowing blocks the blood flow through the lungs which raises the blood pressure in the lungs. This causes your heart to have to work harder and over time the heart loses ability to effectively pump blood throughout the body.

Pulmonary Hypertension Center

44250 Dequindre Road

Sterling Heights, MI 48314

Please call for days & hours

Phone: 248-964-2693

Fax: 248-964-9888

Pulmonary Hypertension Center

26850 Providence Parkway Suite 501

Novi, Michigan 48374

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Phone: 248-662-4370

Fax: 248-662-4375

Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic

27901 Woodward Ave Suite 220

Berkley, Michigan 48072

Phone: 248-556-5582

Fax: 248-850-7142

Courtesy of the American Lung Association.

Procedures in the Clinic

Pulmonary Function Test: or PFTs, measure how well your lungs work. They include tests that measure lung size and air flow, such as spirometry and lung volume tests. Other tests measure how well gases such as oxygen get in and out of your blood. These tests include pulse oximetry and arterial blood gas tests. Another pulmonary function test, called fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO), measures nitric oxide, which is a marker for inflammation in the lungs. You may have one or more of these tests to diagnose lung and airway diseases, compare your lung function to expected levels of function, monitor if your disease is stable or worsening, and see if your treatment is working (courtesy NIH).

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6 Minute Walk Test: The 6MWT is a sub-maximal exercise test used to assess walking endurance and aerobic capacity. Particpnats will walk around the perimeter of a set circuit for a total of six minutes.

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Procedures in The Hospital


To examine the upper and lower airways including the lungs. It is an examination in which the lining of the throat, voice box and the Bronchi inside the lungs are examined by direct vision through a small flexible instrument called a Bronchoscope. The instrument looks like a small hose which is passed through the bronchial tubes. Biopsies of lung tissues or endobronchial lung cultures can be taken through the Bronchoscope.

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Endobronchial Ultrasound Bronchoscopy/ EBUS

Ultrasound visualization is a recent improvement to bronchoscopy. We can now see lymph nodes around the trachea and major bronchi and take aspiration samples with accuracy. This is done to improve accuracy of staging of lung cancer, to choose the most appropriate therapy. This may spare the patient from more invasive procedures like mediastinoscopy.

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Thoracentesis: The space between the lungs and the rib cage is called the pleural space. Normally, there is a small amount of fluid in this space.
Sometimes, excess fluid can accumulate in the pleural space. Doctors refer to this as pleural effusion. It can cause several symptoms, including an inability to breathe properly. A thoracentesis, also called a pleural tap, is a procedure to remove this fluid.

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation:

Pulmonary rehab is designed to improve several physical problems that arise as a result of advanced lung disease. Pulmonary Rehab is a program of exercise, education and training for patients with chronic and advanced lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). It is designed to help patients improve their functional status and quality of life

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Locations:

Beaumont Health Systems – Royal Oak & Troy and other applicable locations

Smoking Cessation Resources

Smoking Cessation Resources (The American Lung Association)

Free Telephone Counseling & Lung Health Issues   (800) 548-8252



National Cancer Institute

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About Our Services

Pulmonary Conditions Treated:
  • Abnormal Chest Imaging
  • Asthma
  • COPD/Emphysema
  • Dyspnea/Shortness of Breath
  • Lung Nodules
  • Lung Cancer
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Wheezing
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