Drs. Arthur J. Boujoukas,  M. Patricia George, and Thomas G. Gleason join together to present on the management of acute and chronic pulmonary embolism.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Learn how to simplify decision making for treatment of pulmonary embolism.
  • Improve the usage of V/Q scan in the routine evaluation for pulmonary arterial
  • Closely follow recommended practices for CTEPH evaluation and treatment in order to refer appropriate candidates to a CTEPH specialty center and increase the possibility for potentially curative treatment of this disease.

Reading Resources:

  1. Kim, NH et al. Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. J Am Coll Cardiol 2013; 62 (25): D92-9.
  2. Tapson V,F Humbert M. Incidence and prevalence of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Proc Am Thorac Soc 2006; 3: 564-567.
  3. Tunariu N et al. Ventilation-Perfusion Scintigraphy is more sensitive than multidetector CTPA in detecting chronic thromboembolic pulmonary disease as a treatable cause of pulmonary hypertension. J Nucl Med 2007; 48: 680-684.
  4. Ghofrani, H et al. Riociguat for the treatment of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. NEJM 2013; 369: 319-29.

Disclosures:

Dr. Boujoukas has reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Dr. George has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Consultant: Gilead Pharmaceuticals Advisory Board

Dr. Gleason has non-financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Consultant: Terumo

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.edu and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 9/30/2015 | Last Modified On: 9/30/2015 | Expires: 9/30/2016

This course has been expired.