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  • Bariatric Surgery

    Course ID: 2770
    Course Author: Michael Mathier
    Course Author: Sean M. Studer

    Obesity is an important health issue in the United States and appears to have a significant impact on the disease course, as well as the response to therapy, in at least some patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Bariatric surgery represents a significant risk in patients with PAH; however, it may be a worthwhile consideration when non-surgical weight loss strategies and maximizing PAH therapies have not achieved treatment goals. This session will explore our limited understanding of the relationship between obesity and PAH and describe what the field has learned from previous cases of successful bariatric surgery in patients with PAH.


  • Cardiac MRI

    Course ID: 2593
    Course Author: Tracy Frech
    Course Author: Promporn Suksaranjit
    Course Author: John Ryan

    Cardiac MRI
    At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should have a deeper understanding of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) through reviewing information provided by cardiac MRI that is helpful for PAH assessment, reviewing limitations of cardiac MRI, and reviewing potential applications of cardiac MRI for patients with systemic sclerosis.


  • Combination Therapy in PAH

    Course ID: 2724
    Course Author: Martha Kingman
    Course Author: Steven Nathan

    In this session we will discuss expert consensus guidelines for the use of combination therapy in PAH. We will briefly review the combination therapy clinical trial data to date including results of the recent AMBITION trial. We will also discuss some drug-drug interactions between PH medications.


  • Considering Atrial Septostomy in the Adult with PAH

    Course ID: 2733
    Course Author: Barbara Prendes
    Course Author: Mark Rumbak

    The treatment of right heart failure in PAH is crucial to quality of life and overall survival from this disease. Atrial septostomy [AS] is a procedure to create an interatrial communication to decompress the right ventricle and augment systemic blood flow. Some Adults with PAH and progressive symptoms maybe a candidate for AS for quality of life and symptom improvement.


  • Coordinating Perioperative Care

    Course ID: 2736
    Course Author: Traci Housten
    Course Author: Todd Kolb

    As patients with pulmonary hypertension live longer and better, it is inevitable that more PH patients will choose to undergo elective procedures or require emergency surgical procedures. Any operative procedure will require the involvement of several hospital departments. Thoughtful communication and collaboration between Anesthesia staff and the PH Team is crucial to develop a safe and proactive perioperative plan for the PH patient.


  • Depression and the Pulmonary Hypertension Patient

    Course ID: 2737
    Course Author: Anthony McGuire

    Depression is an important comorbid condition that goes unrecognized in most patients with chronic disease. The physiologic effect of depression in the context of cardiovascular disease will be described along with how this may affect the pulmonary hypertension patient population. Simple screening techniques will be discussed along with the appropriate use of referrals once depression is discovered. Informal and formal depression treatment options will be presented.


  • Exercise Testing (Nursing)

    Course ID: 2570
    Course Author: Abraham Babu

    Exercise testing plays a valuable role in evaluating a patient with pulmonary arterial hypertension, especially during the prognostic and diagnostic period. This course discusses cardio pulmonary testing, which is non-invasive and measures a patient’s cardiovascular and respiratory system when undergoing an exercise test. Cardiopulmonary stress tests, functional tests, as well as the administrative oversight needed to execute a successful exercise test will also be highlighted.


  • Exercise Testing (Respiratory Therapy)

    Course ID: 2574
    Course Author: Abraham Babu

    Exercise testing plays a valuable role in evaluating a patient with pulmonary arterial hypertension, especially during the prognostic and diagnostic period. This course discusses cardio pulmonary testing, which is non-invasive and measures a patient’s cardiovascular and respiratory system when undergoing an exercise test. Cardiopulmonary stress tests, functional tests, as well as the administrative oversight needed to execute a successful exercise test will also be highlighted.


  • Immunosuppression in Connective Tissue Disease Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

    Course ID: 2596
    Course Author: Yon Sung
    Course Author: Lorinda Chung

    This webinar will describe how the pathology and pathophysiology of Connective Tissue Disease – pulmonary arterial hypertension differs from idiopathic PAH. It will also discuss the evidence for the use of immunosuppression in CTD – PAH.


  • Insurance and Disability Issues

    Course ID: 2772
    Course Author: Maribeth Duncan
    Course Author: Sharon Jones

    Assisting PH patients to get expensive medications or assisting them with disability can be a daunting task. Denial of PAH medications and disability benefits are unfortunately inevitable for many patients, and knowledge and skill is needed to overcome these obstacles. Learn tips to avoid denials and how to successfully win appeals, in addition to other resources available to assist patients with insurance and disability challenges.


  • Invasive Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing

    Course ID: 2741
    Course Author: David Systrom
    Course Author: Jeffrey Voner

    During this presentation, you will learn about the protocol, interpretation, barriers and benefits of this procedure. iCPET has a high success rate of identifying often elusive diagnoses of nonspecific symptoms, the most relevant to this conference being exercise-induced pulmonary hypertension (eiPH). Diagnosing PH in its intermediate stage (eiPH) through iCPET may improve patient outcomes through earlier treatment initiation. Unfortunately, iCPET is only provided by a few medical centers across the country.


  • PH Therapies in Extended Care Facilities

    Course ID: 2789
    Course Author: Jacqueline Brewer
    Course Author: Jennifer Priziola
    Course Author: Samuel Allen



  • Portopulmonary Hypertension

    Course ID: 2774
    Course Author: Traci Stewart
    Course Author: Joel Wirth

    This session will focus on portal hypertension (PoPH) and complications common to this patient population. A review of PAH medications and precautions specific to PoPH patients will be discussed. Nursing strategies specific to caring for PoPH patients will be explored.


  • Pulmonary Hypertension with Heart Failure: A Case Study

    Course ID: 2268
    Course Author: Dana McGlothlin

    Heart Failure
    Through this case study, participants will recognize and correctly diagnose PH due to left heart disease, describe the pathophysiology of PH related to left heart failure; and demonstrate evidence-based principles for treating PH related to left heart failure, including the efficacy and safety of selective pulmonary vasodilators in this condition.


  • Right Ventricular Function

    Course ID: 2775
    Course Author: Javier Jimenez

    Symptoms and Survival in patients with Pulmonary Hypertension is closely related to right ventricular function and performance. The purpose of this session is to understand the pathophysiology of right ventricular dysfunction. Imaging assessment of the right heart in adults, with a focus on echocardiography techniques and management techniques targeting right ventricular heart therapy will be reviewed.


  • Symptomatic Treatment of Prostacyclin-Associated Neuropathic Leg Pain in Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

    Course ID: 2231

    Through this course, participants will review symptomatic management, first-line and second-line agents, and how clinical treatment algorithms stem from them.


  • The ABC's of Teaching Adult Patients and Healthcare Professionals (Nursing Credit)

    Course ID: 2315
    Course Author: Jacqueline Brewer
    Course Author: Jennifer Priziola

    This course covers the fundamentals of teaching patients and healthcare professionals, methods and barriers to learning, and effective teaching techniques.


  • The ABC's of Teaching Adult Patients and Healthcare Professionals (Pharmacy Credit)

    Course ID: 2321
    Course Author: Jacqueline Brewer
    Course Author: Jennifer Priziola

    This course covers the fundamentals of teaching patients and healthcare professionals, methods and barriers to learning, and effective teaching techniques.


  • The ABC's of Teaching Adult Patients and Healthcare Professionals (Respiratory Therapist Credit)

    Course ID: 2283
    Course Author: Jacqueline Brewer
    Course Author: Jennifer Priziola

    This course covers the fundamentals of teaching patients and healthcare professionals, methods and barriers to learning, and effective teaching techniques.


  • The ABC's of Teaching Adult Patients and Healthcare Professionals (Social Worker Credit)

    Course ID: 2379
    Course Author: Jacqueline Brewer
    Course Author: Jennifer Priziola

    This course covers the fundamentals of teaching patients and healthcare professionals, methods and barriers to learning, and effective teaching techniques.


  • The Clinical Pathway to Early, Accurate PH Diagnosis

    Course ID: 2552
    Course Author: Bonnie Hudak
    Course Author: John Kingrey
    Course Author: Vinicio de Jesus Perez
    Course Author: Tim Lahm
    Course Author: David Poch

    This course aims to instruct physicians on the imperative role of early diagnosis in pulmonary hypertension through a series of clinical vignettes. Participants are tested on clinical knowledge of PH through topics that range from pediatric PH to chronic thromboembolic PH.


  • The Safe Use of Infused Prostacyclins

    Course ID: 2776
    Course Author: Laura Duvall
    Course Author: Rebekah Hanson

    Infused prostacyclins for the treatment of PAH require highly specialized training, have unique administration, dosing, and monitoring requirements and are only accessible through a restricted distribution process. Inappropriate management due to lack of experience or unfamiliarity with the drug, devices or supplies has resulted in unnecessary adverse events including death. The purpose of the session is to provide practical guidance for the safe-use of infused prostacyclins to provide recommendations for clinicians to minimize the associated risks and potential for serious complications with these medications.


  • Understanding Complex PH through Advanced Hemodynamics

    Course ID: 2777
    Course Author: Lillian Hansen
    Course Author: Franz Rischard

    Right heart catheterization serves as a diagnostic tool in patients with pulmonary hypertension; however, its utility is not limited to diagnosis alone. Evaluation of hemodynamics is especially important in patients with complex pulmonary hypertension to understand etiology, response to therapy, and prognosis. In addition, full understanding of such patients’ hemodynamics relies upon utilizing other cardiopulmonary evaluation tools in conjunction with right heart catheterization. This topic serves to explore the challenges we all face in caring for patients with complex pulmonary hypertension and the various approaches available for hemodynamic evaluation and understanding of such patients.