In this module of a Four-Part Expert Interview Series, Inderjit Singh, MBChB, BMedSci, MRCP, along with Aaron B. Waxman, MD, PhD, course chair, will provide a scientific update of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), including the evolution of therapeutic options. The clinical relevance of various precision PAH therapeutics will be debated, among other topics. The role of exercise hemodynamics in achieving an earlier diagnosis will be reviewed. Upon completion of this 30-minute module, learners will be provided an overview of advancements in the treatment and management of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Pulmonologists, cardiologists, primary care physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other healthcare providers involved in the management of patients with PAH
1. Review the state of the science of pulmonary arterial hypertension
2. Apply current guidelines for the diagnosis of PAH
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
Inderjit Singh, MBChB, BMedSci, MRCP
Director, Pulmonary Vascular Program
Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut
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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|
|Inderjit Singh, MBChB, BMedSci, MRCP||Nothing to disclose|
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