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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.
Getting the Skinny on Bariatric Surgery
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.