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Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: The Diagnosis You Don’t Want to Miss
November 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Practice Point CME Presents:
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension:
The Diagnosis You Don’t Want to Miss
Tuesday 14th November at 8pm ET
with Dr. Anjali Vaidya MD, FACC, FASE, FACP
PAH is characterized by increased pulmonary vascular resistance due to remodeling and occlusion of the pulmonary arterioles, resulting in right heart failure and death within 2-3 years of diagnosis if untreated. Despite advances in the diagnosis and treatment of PAH over the last two decades, the prognosis is still poor. Early recognition of disease, institution of effective PAH disease-specific therapy optimized for disease severity, and comprehensive care in specialized centers hold the promise of improving the outcome of patients. PAH is often misdiagnosed or unrecognized in clinical practice and delaying treatment options can worsen outcomes and survival. Diagnostic tests are needed to be done on anyone with unexplained dyspnea and suspected PAH. This lecture is designed for primary care providers and other non-specialists, using case-based, interactive discussion on tools to improve diagnosis of PAH and the importance of early referral.
Upon registration, the attendees will receive the login details, and the post lecture evaluation will be emailed at the conclusion of the webcast. Attendees will receive AMA/ANCC/ACPE credit with completion of the evaluation.