Clinical Controversies in Pulmonary Hypertension: A Pro/Con Debate

Clinical Controversies in Pulmonary Hypertension: A Pro/Con Debate


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$119.00 USD

Provided by the American Thoracic Society
Release Date: October 04, 2022

Program Description

Presented as three debates, this interactive module explores the controversies in the diagnosis and management of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH). Our understanding and adoption of appropriate clinical approaches to manage PAH has greatly improved over recent decades; however, numerous clinical questions remain about how patients should be diagnosed and treated. The three debates demystify the controversies, improve medical knowledge, and promote better patient care and outcomes. 

  • Debate 1: Gomberg-Maitland and Kiely: Right Heart Catheterization vs. Non-Invasive Imaging for PH Patient Follow-Up
  • Debate 2: Preston and Sitbon: Initial Triple Combination Therapy vs. Sequential Therapy in PAH Patients
  • Debate 3: Lang and Kerr: Riociguat for CTEPH Patients

This course is an edited and enhanced recording of the ATS 2021 International Conference session with the same name.

Target Audience

Pulmonologists, critical care specialists, translational researchers, and clinicians

Learning Objectives

After successfully completing this module, learners will be able to:

  • Summarize current clinical controversies in the diagnosis and management of PAH
  • Better diagnose PAH and differentiate it from pulmonary venous hypertension
  • Recognize the indications for testing RV reserve in patients with PAH

Course summary

Available Credit:
1.50 Participation
1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Credit Expires: September 28, 2023

Format: Interactive Module(s)
Mardi Gomberg-Maitland, MDPhysicianGeorge Washington University Health & Medical SciencesPresenter, Debate 1None
David Kiely, MDPhysicianThe University of SheffieldPresenter, Debate 1Janssen: Speaker/faculty - non-promotional purpose, Research - investigator initiated
Janssen: Advisory Committee - non-promotional
Acceleron: Advisory Committee - non-promotional
MSD: Speaker/faculty - non-promotional purpose, Advisory Committee - non-promotional
GSK: Research - investigator initiated
Ioana R. Preston, MDPhysicianTufts Medical CenterPresenter, Debate 2Actelion: Research-industry initiated, e.g., clinical trial, Advisory Committee - non-promotional
Acceleron: Research-industry initiated, e.g., clinical trial, Advisory Committee - non-promotional
Bayer: Research-industry initiated, e.g., clinical trial
Gilead: Consultant
Liquidia: Advisory Committee - non-promotional
PhaseBio: Research-industry initiated, e.g., clinical trial
Pfizer: Data Safety and Monitoring Board
United Therapeutics: Research-industry initiated, e.g., clinical trial, Advisory Committee - non-promotional
Medscape: Speaker/faculty - non-promotional purpose
MedEd: Speaker/faculty - non-promotional purpose
Oliver Sitbon, MD, PhDPhysicianFrench Reference Center for Pulmonary HypertensionPresenter, Debate 2Janssen: Consultant
MSD: Consultant
Acceleron: Consultant
Gossamer Bio: Consultant
AOP Orphan: Consultant
Ferrer: Consultant
Irene M. Lang, MDPhysicianMedical University of ViennaPresenter, Debate 3Actelion: Research - investigator initiated
AOPOrphan: Consultant
United Therapeutics: Advisory Committee - non-promotional
Neutrolis: Research - investigator initiated
Kim M. Kerr, MDClinical Professor of MedicineUniversity of California San DiegoPresenter, Debate 3Bayer: Research - investigator initiated
Actelion: Consultant


The American Thoracic Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Type Credit/Points Credit Designation Statement
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.50 The American Thoracic Society designates this Interactive Module(s) for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


It is the policy of the ATS to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. As an accredited CME provider, the ATS requires that its planners, reviewers and presenters comply with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. The ATS also requires specific disclosure of relationships with companies and organizations associated with tobacco or cannabis and prohibits or limits participation of faculty in official ATS activities, including CME, if any tobacco industry relationship or some types of cannabis industry relationships are present. To see the most recent policies regarding potential conflicts of interest as well as the mechanisms to resolve such conflicts, press the COI Policy link below.

This educational activity may include discussion of unapproved uses of a drug, product, or device. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


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  2. After you complete the module(s), the post test will become available. You must pass the post these with a 70% score or better.
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