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Session Recording from PHA's 2012 10th International PH Conference
Connective Tissue Disease and PH: A Complex Relationship

June 23, 2012

In this session, we will review the characteristics of scleroderma and pulmonary hypertension, focusing on the multiple ways scleroderma causes PH and the impact of the involvement of other organs, such as the heart, kidneys and muscles. Our multi-disciplinary panel including specialists in pulmonology, rheumatology and cardiology will discuss recent developments in the treatment of this disease and answer questions from the audience.

Presenter Information

Virginia Steen, MD, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (Chair); Christine Archer-Chicko, MSN, CRNP, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pa.; Aryeh Fischer, MD, University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, Colo.; James Klinger, MD, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I.








Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. Gilead Sciences, Inc. Bayer HealthCare United Therapeutics Corporation
This is a program of the PHA Medical Education Fund, made possible through unrestricted educational grants from our supporters.


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