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Pulmonary Hypertension Spotlight

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The Pulmonary Hypertension Spotlight content addresses a number of timely topics, including choice of therapy for patients with PAH, disparities in PAH, diagnosis and management of CTEPH, management of PH in ILD patients, and management of PH in patients with left heart disease.

Course Objectives

  1. Develop a strategy to transition between PAH therapies.
  2. Recognize the steps needed to overcome health care disparities in patients with PAH.
  3. Describe indication for medical management and CTEPH patients.
  4. Discuss the most beneficial treatment options available for patients with PH-ILD.
  5. Explain the significance of pulmonary hypertension in acute settings like ARDS, PE, and elaborate the treatment.
  6. Discuss whether scoring systems are necessary to risk stratify patients with PAH.
  7. Describe management of pulmonary hypertension in pregnancy.
  8. Discuss the currently available management options and recognition of limitations in patients with PH due to left-sided heart disease.

Supported by an educational grant from Bayer.

Item Number: 7207.82

Stephanie Levine, MD, FCCP
Jean Elwing, MD, FCCP
Vijay Balasubramanian, MD, FCCP
Bhavinkumar Dalal, MD, FCCP
David Schulman, MD, MPH, FCCP
Sandeep Sahay, MD, FCCP
Paresh Giri, MD, FCCP
Roxana Sulica, MD

Stephen Mathai, MD, MHS, FCCP
Jean Elwing, MD, FCCP
Namita Sood, MBBCh, FCCP

Nancy Collop, MD, Master FCCP
Deborah Levine, MD, MS, FCCP
Lisa Moores, MD, FCCP
Belinda Rivera-Lebron, MD, FCCP
Gustavo Heresi, MD
William Auger, MD, FCCP
Lana Melendres-Groves, MD
Roberto Bernardo, MD, FCCP
Allyson Rupp, MSW
Victor Tapson, MD
Mardi Gomberg Maitland
Victor Test, MD, FCCP
Harrison Farber, MD
Oksana Shlobin, MD, FCCP
Aparna Balasubramanian, MD
Ronald Oudiz, MD
Anjali Vaidya, MD

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Pulmonary Hypertension Spotlight

To complete the Education Activity Evaluation Pulmonary Hypertension Spotlight, claim CME/CE credits, and download CME/CE certificates and certificates of attendance (COA), please see the instructions below. You must complete your evaluation and download your certificate prior to the product expiration date.

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Physician Credit

The American College of Chest Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Chest Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16433, for 4.0 contact hours.

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The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCB for further guidelines.

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Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 4.0 MOC Part 2 Medical Knowledge points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

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