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Managing Other Forms of PH: Do Therapies Help These Patients?

Barbara Smithson


Murali Chakinala


Mary Bartlett


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Conference: 2007 PH Resource Network Symposium

Release Date: 10.12.2007

Presentation Type: Breakout Sessions

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are frequently seen in in pulmonary clinics with COPD affecting over 16 million people in the US and OSA affecting approximately12 million. These common conditions can lead to elevated pulmonary pressures. Controversy exists over when pulmonary hypertension therapies should be utilized in these settings. This sessions will explore this question as well as provide some insight into the mechanism by which these conditions are thought to raise pulmonary pressures.