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07/17/2013 - Pulmonary Hypertension: Common Myths and Misconceptions

Jul
17
Wed
Jul 17, 2013
Wednesday
12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
Bessie Myers Auditorium
Ames, IA

1) understand that different clinical conditions can cause pulmonary hypertension (PH) and be able to perform initial workup of a patient suspected to have PH; 2) increase awareness of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

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Registration is not required.

Description

At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:

1)    recognize clinical conditions that can result in pulmonary hypertension

2)    understand the importance of a methodological workup to elucidate the cause of pulmonary hypertension and guide management.

3)    gain insight into specialized therapies that have been developed for the management of WHO group-1 pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Professional Practice Gap to be addressed: WHO group-1 pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare but devastating illness. Symptoms are non-specific and unfortunately patients are often misdiagnosed with another disorder. A delay in diagnosis and specialized therapies for PAH results in worse prognosis.  Increased awareness of PAH is needed.

Overall goal: 1) understand that different clinical conditions can cause pulmonary hypertension (PH) and be able to perform initial workup of a patient suspected to have PH; 2) increase awareness of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

 

Target audience: Physicians, mid-level providers

Instructor(s)

  • Sif Hansdottir, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact

DeArliss Karsjen at 515-239-2135 or send an email

Schedule & Location

Schedule

Date Time Location Instructor
1. Wed, July 17 12:10 PM to 1:10 PM Bessie Myers Auditorium Sif Hansdottir, M.D., Ph.D.

Location Details

  • Bessie Myers Auditorium
    1111 Duff Avenue
    Ames, IA 50010

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