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Dr. Champion provides an overview of Pulmonary Hypertension and various therapies. He introduces new ways of thinking about the disease and the future of treatment.

Educational objectives:

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

  • List the causes of pulmonary hypertension
  • Discuss diagnostic testing that is required to make a diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • Describe treatment options available for pulmonary arterial hypertension

Reading Resources:

  1. Comprehensive invasive and noninvasive approach to the right ventricle-pulmonary circulation unit: state of the art and clinical and research implications.  Champion HC, Michelakis ED, Hassoun PM.  Circulation. 2009 Sep 15;120(11):992-1007.
  2. Assessment of pulmonary vasculature and right heart by invasive haemodynamics and echocardiography. Hemnes AR, Forfia PR, Champion HC. Int J Clin Pract Suppl. 2009 Sep;(162):4-19.
  3. Diagnosis and assessment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Badesch DB, Champion HC, Sanchez MA, Hoeper MM, Loyd JE, Manes A, McGoon M, Naeije R, Olschewski H, Oudiz RJ, Torbicki A. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Jun 30;54(1 Suppl):S55-66.


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

  • Consultant: Gilead, Pfizer, Bayer, Merck

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 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hours.

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Release Date: 5/15/2012 | Last Modified On: 5/15/2012 | Expires: 5/14/2013

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