Speaker: Date: Topic
Aaron B. Waxman, MD, PhD
Feb. 26, 2014
Improving Outcomes in Pulmonary Hypertension: Diagnostic Approaches & Treatment
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The PowerPoint Presentation, Take-Away Points and Article Links were sent by the Medical Library and the CME Committee.
Diane E. Young, Information Specialist
Take-Away Points of the Presentation
1. Patients present with subtle progressive findings.
2. Cardiac Echo = excellent screening tool, but does not make a diagnosis.
3. RHC is essential for diagnosis.
4. Treatment must be individualized to not only severity but to patient preference and lifestyle.
5. Current treatments are limited and demanding.
Links to Articles Cited in the Presentation
- Arcasoy SM et al: Echocardiographic assessment of pulmonary hypertension in patients with advanced l
- Archer SL et al: Basic science of pulmonary arterial hypertension for clinicians: new concepts and e
- Badesch DB et al: Diagnosis and assessment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. J Am Coll Cardiol 200
- Badesch DB et al: Pulmonary arterial hypertension: baseline characteristics from the REVEAL Registry
- Barst RJ et al: Updated evidence-based treatment algorithm in pulmonary arterial hypertension. J Am
- Frost AE et al: The changing picture of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension in the US: how
- Galie N et al: Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension: the Task Force
- McLaughlin VV et al: ACCF/AHA 2009 expert consensus document on pulmonary hypertension: a report of
- Olsson KM et al: Anticoagulation and survival in pulmonary arterial hypertension: results from the C
- Rich S et al: The effect of high doses of calcium-channel blockers on survival in primary pulmonary
- Sitbon O et al: Long-term response to calcium channel blockers in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hype