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New Patient Information
New patients to the UCLA Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program should have their doctors’ mail or fax in medical records prior to scheduling an appointment. In order to provide you with the best possible care, we need you to obtain medical records from your outside physicians and/or previous hospitalizations. Please have your records mailed or faxed prior to your first appointment.
Please note, as UCLA is an academic teaching institution, you will be seen by a Pulmonary Fellow or an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse along with an Attending Physician.
Please include the following records:
- Referring physician’s progress note or history and physical
- Heart catheterization, if available, includes:
- Right heart catheterization (include all hemodynamic measurements)
- Left heart catheterization
- Coronary angiogram, if available
- Echocardiogram (ultrasound of your heart) – must include CD of imaging and hard copy report
- Pulmonary function tests (breathing tests)
- 6 minute walk test (6MWT) results, if available
- Sleep studies/overnight oximetry results, if available
- Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) scans, if available, includes:
- High Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT) of chest – must include CD of imaging and hard copy report
- Computed Tomography (CT) angiogram of chest – must include CD of imaging and hard copy report
- Ventilation/Perfusion (VQ) lung scan, if available – must include CD of imaging and hard copy report
- Laboratory results (includes):
- Comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) or basic metabolic panel (BMP)
- B-type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) or N-terminal pro b-type Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP)
- Complete blood count (CBC)
- Liver function tests (LFT)
- Thyroid function tests
- Autoimmune studies (ANA, RF, SCL-70, etc.)
- Coagulation tests
- Prothrombin time (PT)
- Partial thromboplastin time (PTT)
- International normalized ratio (INR)
- Arterial blood gas (ABG)
- Venous blood gas (VBG)
- Please complete and sign the Authorization for Release of Health Information form.
Records should be faxed to 310-206-4930 or Mailed to:
200 Medical Plaza, Suite 365 B
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program.
Pulmonary Hypertension Association
The mission of the PHA is to find ways to prevent and cure pulmonary hypertension, and to provide hope for the pulmonary hypertension community through support, education, research, advocacy, and awareness. Contact PHA via their website at www.PHAssociation.org.