pHTN: What is pulmonary hypertension? (PULM005)

Health Sciences → Pulmonary


Pulmonary hypertension (pHTN) is a rare disease, with an estimated prevalence of 15-50 cases per million; however, the prevalence of pHTN in particular populations is substantially higher. Due to the progressive nature of the disease, the care and management of the pHTN patient is multifocal and requires a solid knowledge base of disease pathogenesis and pathophysiology. This continuing education activity is designed to provide an overview of the pathogenesis, pathophysiology and current treatment recommendations for pHTN.

  • Objectives
  • Pre-Course Case Study
  • Introduction
  • Incidence & Risk Factors
  • Pathophysiologic Mechanisms
  • Pulmonary Hypertension by Mechanism of Disease
  • Signs & Symptoms
  • Diagnostic Considerations
  • Treatment Considerations
  • Conclusion
  • Post Test
  • Course Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: 2 years