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Practice Guideline Track on Pulmonary Hypertension

Guidelines Into Practice

Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Hypertension
Valvular Heart Diseases

Contributors:  Special thanks to Jean-Luc Vachiéry from the ESC Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation and Right Ventricular Function
Based on the 2015 ESC/ERS Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension

Webinars on this topic

  2016 ESC webinar on "Navigating the identification, diagnosis and management of pulmonary hypertension using the updated ESC guidelines"  Watch the recording. 

Part 1:  Overview of the 2015 ESC/ERS Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension

Session Title Slides Webcast
 ESC/ERS pulmonary hypertension - Part 1    
 ESC/ERS pulmonary hypertension - Part 2    
 Meet The Guidelines Task Force I - Ventricular Arrhythmias & Sudden Cardiac Death, Pulmonary Hypertension    
 Definition, classification, diagnosis and screening.    
 Risk stratification and therapy of pulmonary arterial hypertension.    
 Pulmonary arterial hypertension subgroups.    
 Pulmonary hypertension due to lung disease, to left heart disease and CTEPH.    


Part 2:  Topics in focus

Session Title Slides Webcast
Advanced management of pulmonary hypertension in congenital heart disease    
Natural history and progression of pulmonary hypertension in congenital heart disease.    
Predicting deterioration and need for escalation of treatment.     
Experience with intravenous, subcutaneous and inhalative therapies.    
Chronic pulmonary hypertension    
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: surgical or interventional treatment?    
Pulmonary circulation, imaging, other : Imaging modalities for pulmonary hypertension     
State of the Art in MRI of the pulmonary circulation and right ventricle.    
A feasible method for non-invasive measurement of pulmonary vascular resistance in pulmonary arterial hypertension: combined use of transthoracic doppler-echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance


Atrial volume and function during exercise in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension    
Association between endothelial function and micro-vascular remodeling measured by synchrotron radiation pulmonary micro-angiography in pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Future direction for research in pulmonary circulation imaging.



Clinical cases on this topic