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2016 Pulmonary Hypertension Summit
Webcast Series

Pulmonary Vascular Disease:
Exercise Testing and Advanced
Interrogation of the Pulmonary Vascular Tree

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Release Date: June 29, 2016
Expiration Date: June 29, 2018

Estimated Time of Completion: 1 hour

Description

2016 Pulmonary Hypertension Summit Webcast Series reviews pulmonary hypertension diagnosis and treatment, including the most recent advances in the context of challenges faced by physicians and other health care providers caring for these patients.

This webcast explores exercise testing as a method to uncover pulmonary vascular disease and advanced interrogation of the pulmonary vascular tree.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the evaluations needed before ordering a right heart catheterization.
  2. Discuss the difficulties in obtaining an adequate pulmonary artery wedge pressure and measuring cardiac output in patients with pulmonary hypertension.
  3. Describe the impact of tests that further evaluate and/ or challenge the pulmonary circulation.

Target Audience

These activities are directed to physicians, physician assistants, and nurses with an interest in pulmonary hypertension.

Accreditation

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of  1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

Activity Directors and Faculty

Activity Directors

Raed A. Dweik, MD
Director, Pulmonary Vascular Program
Professor of Medicine
Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Samar Farha, MD
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Gustavo A. Heresi, MD
Medical Director, Pulmonary
Thromboendarterectomy Program
Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Franck Rahaghi, MD
Chairman, Department of Pulmonary Medicine
Director, Advanced Lung Disease Program
Respiratory Center Quality Officer
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic
Respiratory Center
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Weston, FL

Faculty

Ronald J. Oudiz, MD, FACP, FACC, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Director, Liu Center for Pulmonary Hypertension
LA Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, CA

Adriano Tonelli, MD
Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

CME Disclaimer

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In no event will The Cleveland Clinic Foundation be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

Disclosures

In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.

The following faculty have indicated that they may have a relationship which, in the context of their contribution, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Raed A. Dweik, MD
  Bayer Healthcare Consulting, scientific advisory capacity
 
Gustavo A. Heresi, MD
  Bayer Healthcare Membership on advisory committee or review panels; Teaching and Speaking
  United Therapeutics Corporation Membership on advisory committee or review panels
 
Ronald J. Oudiz, MD, FACP, FACC, FCCP
  REATA Pharmaceuticals Payments for enrollment in clinical trials
 
Franck Rahaghi, MD
  Actelion; Bayer Healthcare; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Lung Rx; United Therapeutics Corporation Consulting; Teaching and Speaking

The following faculty have indicated that they have no relationship which, in the context of their presentations, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Samar Farha, MD
Adriano Tonelli, MD

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education acknowledges educational grants for partial support of this activity from:
Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.
Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
United Therapeutics Corporation and Lung Biotechnologies

This CME activity was produced by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education and the Cleveland Clinic Respiratory Institute.