Title

Managing the patient with pulmonary hypertension: specialty care centers, coordinated care, and patient support.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2016

Institution/Department

Critical Care

Journal Title

Cardiology clinics

MeSH Headings

Cardiac Care Facilities, Disease Management, Guideline Adherence, Humans, Hypertension, Pulmonary

ISSN

1558-2264

Abstract

Pulmonary hypertension remains a challenging condition to diagnose and manage. Decentralized care for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) has led to shortcomings in the diagnosis and management of PAH. The Pulmonary Hypertension Association-sponsored Pulmonary Hypertension Care Center program is designed to recognize specialty centers capable of providing multidisciplinary and comprehensive care of PAH. Ideally, Pulmonary Hypertension Care Centers will comanage PAH patients with community-based practitioners and address the growing needs of this emerging population of long-term PAH patients.

First Page

489

Last Page

500

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