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Pulmonary Hypertension: An update on diagnosis, treatment and risk assessment

Program Goals

Pulmonary hypertension encompasses a broad scope of disease states. This program will focus on pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) which begins as a vasculopathy within the small pulmonary arteries. It can eventually lead to symptoms of shortness of breath, hypoxemia and ultimately right heart failure. The goals of this program are to briefly review the updated hemodynamic definition and World Health Organization (WHO) categories of pulmonary hypertension. In addition, to obtain a better understanding of a validated treatment algorithm along with the available medications for the treatment of PAH. This activity will inform physicians and advanced practice providers about the various validated risk assessment tools which can determine prognosis in patients with PAH. Lastly, introduce novel medical therapies that are becoming available for the treatment of this disease which currently has no cure.   

Target Audience

Pulmonologists; Critical Care Specialists; Internal Medicine and Primary Care Physicians; Physician Assistants; Advanced Practice Nurses; and Nurse Practitioners.

Learning Objectives

After the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. State the updated hemodynamic definition of PAH and categories of pulmonary hypertension.
  2. Identify risk assessment tools in the evaluation of patients with PAH.
  3. Define the treatment algorithm for patients with PAH according to their individual risk assessment.
  4. Describe how risk assessment tools can be used in clinical practice for the prognosis of PAH.
  5. Summarize new treatments in pulmonary hypertension.


Sheila Weaver, DO
Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Temple University Health System

Educational Activity Agenda

Educational Presentation (56 minutes)
Post Test, Evaluation & Certificate delivery (10 minutes)
Total Activity: (1 hour and 6 minutes)

Release and Expiration Dates

Release Date: June 7, 2022
Expiration Date: June 7, 2024

Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, The Albert J. Finestone, M.D., Office for Continuing Medical Education that anyone in a position to control the content of a certified educational activity must disclose any financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) defines ineligible companies as “those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.” Speakers must also disclose discussions of unlabeled/ unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations. The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University has policies in place that will identify and mitigate all conflicts of interest prior to the educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be communicated to learners prior to the activity.

Faculty Disclosures

The faculty disclosed the following financial relationships with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity.

Sheila Weaver, DO
• Nothing to disclose

*None of the faculty for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.

Course Directors, Planners, Reviewers, and Managers/CME Staff Disclosures

The course directors, planners, reviewers, and managers/CME staff disclosed the following financial relationships with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:

Sheila Weaver, DO (Planner and Faculty)
Nothing to disclose

Gilbert D'Alonzo, DO (Reviewer)
• Nothing to disclose

Heather Greaves (Manager)
• Nothing to disclose

Arnold I. Meyer, Ed.D, FACEHP (Planner and CME Staff)
• Nothing to disclose

Katrina Ilagan (CME Staff) 
• Nothing to disclose

*All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Accreditation Statement

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

Certification Statement

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

How to Obtain CME Credit

Attendees are expected to view all presentations before attempting to take the test and/or complete the activity evaluation. Successful completion will lead to the issuance of a certificate for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  To receive credit, the course must be completed between June 7, 2022 - June 7, 2024. 

Participation in this activity should be completed in approximately 1.0 hour(s). Please follow these steps in order to receive CME/CE credit for viewing the webcast:

• Read all of the CME/CE accreditation information above.
• View the complete electronic (web) activity.
• Click on the link to apply for CME/CE credits.
• Complete the online registration (registration is free).
• Complete the online test and/or evaluation. Participants must receive a test score of at least 75% and answer all evaluation questions to receive a certificate.

After successfully completing the online test and/or evaluation, your application will be immediately processed, and you will be given the opportunity to download a personalized CME/CE certificate for participation in this activity.

Should you have any CME questions regarding this activity, please contact:

The Albert J. Finestone, MD Office for Continuing Medical Education
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
3500 North Broad Street
11th Floor MERB, Room 1111S
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Main CME Phone:  215-707-4787
Fax:  215-707-8268




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