PAH Clinical Consult: Getting to the Heart of PAH

PAH Clinical Consult: Getting to the Heart of PAH

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Improving outcomes and quality of life for patients with PAH begins with improving our assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and communication

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Time to complete: 15 minutes


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  • Overview

    Diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension, or PAH, may be delayed because symptoms are nonspecific. And while there have been many advances in terms of available treatments, it remains imperative that providers perform a thorough risk assessment on each patient. In addition, it’s necessary to develop both a multidimensional approach to caring for patients with PAH and a communication plan to use with patients, care partners, and caregivers. If we can improve how we practice, we can improve outcomes and quality of life. Join us!

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company. GLC mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Vallerie McLaughlin, MD
    Associate Chief Clinical Officer
    Cardiovascular Services
    Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program
    University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, MI

    Research: Aerovate, Altavant, Gossamer Bio, Janssen, Merck, SoniVie
    Consulting Fees: Aerami, Aerovate, Altavant, Bayer, Caremark LLC, CorVista, Gossamer Bio, Janssen, Merck, United Therapeutics

    Rajan Saggar, MD
    Clinical Professor of Medicine
    Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program
    Co-Director, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program
    David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
    Los Angeles, CA

    Research: Merck, Janssen, United Therapeutics
    Consulting Fees: Merck, Janssen, United Therapeutics

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Cindy Davidson has nothing to disclose.
    • Howard Green has nothing to disclose.
    • Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP, has nothing to disclose.
    • Tim Person has nothing to disclose.
    • Colleen Resnick has nothing to disclose.
    • Katie Sheridan has nothing to disclose.
    • Mara Siegel has nothing to disclose.


  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Utilize guideline-recommended strategies for the early diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)
    • Analyze clinical trial data on the safety and efficacy of using combination therapy in patients with PAH
    • Develop a multidimensional approach to caring for patients with PAH and a communication plan to use with patients, care partners, and caregivers
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of cardiologists, pulmonologists, and advanced practice providers (APPs)

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    In support of improving patient care, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this activity for .25 nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Janssen.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and Prova Education. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to access a site outside of Prova Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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