Pulmonary Hypertension in the Elderly

Primary Care & Geriatric Conference

Wednesday May 15, 2019 at 10:15 AM


Grand Round starts in:

Stony Brook Medicine - Stony Brook, NY
May 15th, 2019
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours

Description

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive disease. The distinction between disease and normal
ageing and between Pulmonary hypertension (PH) and PAH may be more difficult. Many comorbidities could
lead to PH and make its diagnostic classification much more difficult and the identification of patients with a
true vascular disease even more challenging. Elderly PAH patients suffer from severe pulmonary vascular
disease with a poor survival rate and should be accurately diagnosed before introduction of PAH‐specific drug
therapy.

(Please Note: Session only open to Stony Brook Medicine Physicians, Nurses, Medical Students and Stony Brook Medicine Affiliates)

Dates and Times

Start: 5/15/2019 10:15 AM
End: 5/15/2019 11:15 AM

Objectives

1. To understand the different types of pulmonary hypertension that affect elderly adults
2. To discuss the diagnostic workup of elderly adults with pulmonary hypertension
3. To become familiar with treatment options for elderly adults with pulmonary hypertension

Speakers

  • Dr. Jignesh Patel
    • Pulmonary HTN

Location

Stony Brook Medicine
SOM Dean's Conference Room
HSC Level 4
Stony Brook, NY 11776

Accreditation

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Give us a call
(631) 444-2094
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
HSC, Level 2, Room 142
Stony Brook, New York 11794-8222