Pulmonary Vascular Disease

Pulmonary Vascular Disease

By Jess Mandel, MD, Assistant Dean, Office of Student Affairs and Curriculum, The University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa; and Darren Taichman, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Presbyterian Medical Center; Associate Director, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program, Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Division, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA


1. Functions and control of the pulmonary circulation
2. The histopathology of pulmonary arterial hypertension
3. Pathobiologic mechanisms of pulmonary arterial hypertension
4. Genetics of pulmonary hypertension
5. Classification and prognosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension
6. Approach to the patient with pulmonary hypertension
7. Treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension
8. Lung transplantation for pulmonary arterial hypertension
9. Portopulmonary hypertension
10. Pulmonary hypertension secondary to chronic respiratory disease
11. Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease
12. Hemolytic anemia associated pulmonary hypertension
13. Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
14. Pulmonary vascular tumors and malformations
15. Pulmonary vasculitis
16. Management of the acutely ill patient with pulmonary arterial hypertension
17. Pregnancy and pulmonary hypertension
18. Pulmonary hypertension in children
19. High altitude pulmonary edema
20. Embolism of air, fat, or amniotic fluid
21. Practical nursing issues in the outpatient management of pulmonary vascular disease
22. Patient and family perspectives on pulmonary hypertension ? Patients and their families