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Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Best Practice for Diagnosis and Management

A CME/MOC Activity

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
6:00 - 7:00 PM ET (5:00 - 6:00 PM CT / 3:00 - 4:00 PM PT)
Hosted by: Massachusetts and Northern New England Chapters of the American College of Cardiology

Welcome and Introduction
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) – Diagnostic Evaluation
Recommendations For Management of PAH
Incorporating the Patient Perspective
Q&A Session and Activity Roundup

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a progressive disease that continues to have poor 5-year survival rates. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is one of 5 subtypes of PH. Because PAH is rare and the signs and symptoms nonspecific, clinicians often do not consider it in the differential diagnosis. When the diagnosis is considered, patients may not undergo all required testing for diagnostic accuracy and for many the diagnosis is delayed 3 or 4 years.

Determination of risk is key to selecting the appropriate therapy for patients with PAH, and evidence-based guidance for establishing level of risk has been published. Clinicians have several classes of agents to choose from when developing a management strategy for PAH. The patient’s experience and treatment goals should also be considered.

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Best Practice for Diagnosis and Management will provide clinicians with information about diagnostic criteria and evidence-based management of patients with PAH.

Bradley A. Maron, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Medical Director, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Laboratory
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Co-Director, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Center
Boston VA Healthcare System
                                Boston, MA

Associate Professor
Director, Dyspnea and Pulmonary Hypertension Centers
Director, Cardiovascular Medicine Unit
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT


This activity is intended for cardiologists, the clinicians responsible for the management of patients with PAH.

This proposed initiative is designed to address ACGME and NAM competencies, including delivering patient-centered care and practicing evidence-based medicine.

At the conclusion of an activity, participants should be able to:

  • Use evidence-based recommendations to diagnose pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)
  • Develop evidence-based individualized treatment strategies for patients with PAH
  • Implement strategies to incorporate the patient’s perspective into individualized management plans for PAH

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe. The Potomac Center for Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Potomac Center for Medical Education designates this live activity 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.

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  • Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
  • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or later, Windows Edge browser, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome
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  • Mac OS X 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14
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  • Google Android 4.4 or later
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There is no fee for this activity. To receive credit, participants must register, view the live CME/MOC activity in its entirety, and then complete the post-test with a score of 75% or better and the evaluation. The estimated time for completion of this activity is 1 hour. To receive a certific
ate, participants must demonstrate mastery of the presented material via the post-test. Participants are allowed to take the post-test multiple times.

Jointly provided by the Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe

This program is conducted in collaboration with Mended Hearts.

Supported by an educational grant from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc., a Janssen Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson.

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