Pulmonary hypertension module 1: introduction, classification, pathology

Released2 December 2016     Expires: 02 December 2018      Programme: Pulmonary hypertension 1 CPD/CME credit

Sponsorship Statement: The original programme was sponsored by an educational grant from Pfizer. Pfizer had no role in the writing of the modules and had no editorial control over the content. The original programme was revised by BJC Learning in 2016.

Designed to give healthcare professionals an introduction to the classification and pathology of PAH, this is one of several modules in our PAH programme.

Module first published: 14 June 2013
Revised module released: 02 December 2016

1 CPD/CME credit

Learning objectives

After completing this module, participants should be better able to understand:

• When to refer patients to a PAH centre
• The pathophysiology of PAH
• The functional classification of pulmonary hypertension
• Screening for pulmonary hypertension

Faculty

Editor
Dr Simon Gibbs, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Cardiology, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, and Lead Clinician, National Pulmonary Hypertension Service, Hammersmith Hospital, London

Contributors
Dr Shareen Jaijee, Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Imperial College Healthcare Trust, Clinical Research Fellow, Imperial College
Dr Rachel Davies, Consultant Chest Physician, Hammersmith Hospital, London
Dr Luke Howard, Consultant Chest Physician, Hammersmith Hospital, London
Mr David Jenkins, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge
Dr Henry Oluwasefunmi Savage, Specialist Registrar in Cardiology, Imperial College Healthcare Trust, Clinical Research Fellow, Imperial College

Accreditation

1 CPD/CME credit, 1 hour

BJC Learning has assigned 1 hour of CPD/CME credit to this module

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