Session Recording from PHA's 2012 10th International PH Conference
Emergency Situations and Primary Care Issues
June 23, 2012
In certain situations pulmonary hypertension can become an emergency, either because of progression of the underlying disease, due to some superimposed complication, such as a blood clot or pneumonia, or because of a complication of a medication or the delivery system. Our focus will be on what caused the emergency and what should be done about it—who to call, what immediate measure to take and where to go.
Michael McGoon, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. (Chair); Liz Brigham, PH patient, Waynesville, N.C.; Louise Durst, RN, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.; Eric Fenstad, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.; Crystal Weber, RN, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.