Pulmonary Hypertension

Brandon Fainstad, MD
Yilin Zhang, MD. 


OBJECTIVES
1. Differences between the 5 groups of pulmonary hypertension
2. Initial evaluation and work-up of patients with newly diagnosed pulmonary hypertension
3. Primary and advanced therapies for each group of pulmonary hypertension


TEACHING INSTRUCTIONS


CHALK TALK
Definition of pulmonary hypertension:


Groups of pulmonary hypertension: 


Work-up of pulmonary hypertension:


Treatment of pulmonary hypertension:


TAKE HOME POINTS


ADDITIONAL LEARNING

Vasoreactivity Testing and Choosing Advanced Therapies


REFERENCES

McLaughlin, VV, et al. ACCF/AHA 2009 Expert Consensus Document on Pulmonary Hypertenion. Journal of American College of Cardiology. 2009; 53(17): 1573 – 1619.