Pulmonary Hypertension

Combined from chalk talks given by Brandon Fainstad, MD and Yilin Zhang, MD. 


OBJECTIVES:

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


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:

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