Title

Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension: What is Expected? What is Out of Proportion?

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

12-7-2011

Comments

Dr. Shoaib Alam is a staff clinician at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland/Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Medicine Branch/National Health Lung and Blood Institute. Dr. Alam's clinical interests are as follows:

1. Pulmonary arterial hypertension and pulmonary vascular diseases. Started first comprehensive pulmonary arterial hypertension and pulmonary vascular diseases program in central Pennsylvania through Penn State.

2. Interstitial Lung Diseases.

3. Scleroderma / Connective tissue, disorders related to pulmonary diseases

Abstract

Overall Goals and Objectives:

1. Discuss prevalence and severity of pulmonary hypertension in non-idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension.

2. Interpreting hemodynamics in various secondary forms of pulmonary hypertension.

3. Use of PAH specific treatment in secondary forms of pulmonary hypertension.