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Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: The Diagnosis You Don't Want to Miss - Updated 7/16/2024
AMA/ANCC/ACPE Activity - Lecture Library Slide Set
Simply Speaking PAH includes a curriculum that highlights the very latest clinical data in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Slides are developed and updated throughout the year by leading PAH expert physicians. All content is reviewed and approved by the Simply Speaking PAH Planning Committee.

PAH is characterized by increased pulmonary vascular resistance due to remodeling and occlusion of the pulmonary arterioles, resulting in right heart failure and death within 2-3 years of diagnosis if untreated. Despite advances in the diagnosis and treatment of PAH over the last two decades, the prognosis is still poor. Early recognition of disease, institution of effective PAH disease-specific therapy optimized for disease severity, and comprehensive care in specialized centers hold the promise of improving the outcome of patients. PAH is often misdiagnosed or unrecognized in clinical practice and delaying treatment options can worsen outcomes and survival. Diagnostic tests are needed to be done on anyone with unexplained dyspnea and suspected PAH. This slide kit is designed for primary care providers and other non-specialists, using case-based, interactive discussion on tools to improve diagnosis of PAH and the importance of early referral.

Updated information is noted on the slide in the upper right hand corner. Please note that participants who have previously claimed credit for this activity should not claim duplicate credit based on the updates.
Review the activity and claim AMA, ANCC or ACPE credits/contact hours after completion of a brief pretest and posttest/evaluation.

Jean Elwing, MD Jean Elwing, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program
University of Cincinnati

Supported by independent educational grants from United Therapeutics, a public benefit company and Bayer U.S.

Launch Date: June 11, 2024
Release Date: June 11, 2024
Expiration Date: May 31, 2025

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