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This session addresses situations when pulmonary hypertension becomes an emergency, either because of progression of the underlying disease, because of a superimposed complication, such as a blood clot or pneumonia, or because of a complication of a medication or the delivery system. The focus is on what caused the emergency and what should be done about it - who to call, what immediate measure to take and where to go.
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Michael McGoon, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. (chair) Louise Durst, RN, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Namita Sood, MD, FCCP, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio James White, MD, PhD, University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
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