Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Establishing Diagnosis and Treatment Amid an Absence of Guidance

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Provider Statement: This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education.

Support Statement: This activity is supported by an educational grant from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.

Target Audience: The intended audience for this activity is pulmonologists, cardiologists, family practice physicians, general practice physicians, internists and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with PAH.

Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Distinguish pulmonary hypertension from pulmonary arterial hypertension to improve early diagnosis.
  • Assess risk stratification techniques that may assist in determining the most appropriate monotherapy or combination therapy for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

Activity Chair:
Ioana R. Preston, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Center
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA

Reviewer:
Ronald A. Codario, MD, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP

Accreditation:
Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:
Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, February 21, 2018 to February 20, 2019.

How to Participate in this Activity and Obtain CME Credit:
To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, read the articles, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 2 out of 2 of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

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The authors disclose that they do have significant financial interests in any products or class of products discussed directly or indirectly in this activity, including research support.

Activity Chair reports the following relationships:
Ioana R. Preston, MD
Consulting Fee: Actelion, Arena, Bayer, Gilead, Liquidia, United Therapeutics

Reviewer reports the following relationship(s):
Ronald A. Codario, MD, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationship to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education staff report the following relationship(s):
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Unlabeled and Investigational Usage:
The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of FDA-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non-FDA approved or investigational use of products/devices.

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