In this module of a Four-Part Expert Interview Series, Evelyn Horn, MD, along with Aaron B. Waxman, MD, PhD, course chair, will discuss best practices for achieving an earlier diagnosis in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Data supporting early intervention will be analyzed along with risk factors for PAH and screening recommendations derived from current guidelines. The faculty will review methodology for screening, covering invasive versus noninvasive procedures among other topics. Upon completion of this 30-minute module, learners will better understand how to accurately detect PAH sooner in clinical practice.
Pulmonologists, cardiologists, primary care physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other healthcare providers involved in the management of patients with PAH
1. Consider risk factors and screening recommendations when assessing for PAH
2. Recognize symptoms of PAH for an earlier diagnosis
Aaron B. Waxman, MD, PhD
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program
Executive Director, Center for Pulmonary-Heart Diseases
Brigham and Women’s Hospital Heart and Vascular Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Evelyn M. Horn, MD
Director, Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension
Perkin Heart Failure Center
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York
Disclosures of Conflict of Interest
It is the policy of AcademicCME that all faculty, instructors, and planners disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity.
The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME/CNE activity:
|Faculty||Relationship Identified With:|
|Aaron B. Waxman, MD, PhD||Consultant/Advisor: Acceleron Pharma, Inc.; Medtronic; United Therapeutics Corporation|
|Evelyn M. Horn, MD||Nothing to disclose|
Planners, Managers, Reviewers
Timothy Hayes, MD, PhD; Emma Boring; Nicole Brestowski and Kim Cheramie, MSN, RN-BC hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships to products or devices with any commercial interests related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.
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Credit Designation Statement
AcademicCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AcademicCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 CNE contact hours.
This activity has been supported by an independent educational grant from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
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Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
Method of Participation
1. Read the learning objectives, accreditation information and faculty disclosures at the beginning of this activity.
2. Complete the Pre-Activity Questions.
3. Read or Review the activity content.
4. Complete the Post-Activity Test Questions and Evaluation.
5. Healthcare providers who receive a grade of 70% or better on the Post-Activity Test Questions and who complete the Evaluation will receive a CME/CNE Certificate.
6. All other participants who receive a grade of 70% or better on the Post-Activity Test Questions and who complete the Evaluation will receive a Certificate of Participation.
7. Healthcare providers should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
8. 60 minutes of participation = 1 CNE contact hour
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