SMi Source Lesson Cardiovascular: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

  • SMi Source lesson Cardiovascular: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension has the following microlearning topics

  • 1. Introduction: PAH

    2. Overview of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

    3. Knowledge Check: Common Symptom of PAH

    4. Knowledge Check: Drug Categories

    5. Knowledge Check: Symptom Assessment Categories

    6. Epidemiology and Risk Factors for PAH

    7. Risk Factors

    8. Knowledge Check: PAH Facts

    9. Pathophysiologic Mechanisms

    10. Overview of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Contraction

    11. Specific Mediators

    12. Knowledge Check: Target of Vasoactive intestinal peptide, Adrenomedullin, and Prostacyclin

    13. Knowledge Check: Hypoxia and PAH

    14. Overview of Blood Vessel Architecture

    15. Knowledge Check: Early Stages of PAH

    16. Diagnosis and Prognosis

    17. Pivotal Tests

    18. Confirmation with Complete Right Heart Catheterization

    19. Natural History

    20. Knowledge Check: Physical Exam

    21. Knowledge Check: Survival of Patients with PAH Associated with HIV

    22. Therapy and Goals of Treatment

    23. Pathway-Specific Approaches

    24. Combination Therapy

    25. Knowledge Check: Background Therapies for PAH

    26. Knowledge Check: Drug Categories

  • Lesson Cardiovascular: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension teaches these concepts

  • Overview of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Introduction: PAH

  • Lesson Cardiovascular: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension addresses these key points

  • Introduction

    Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)

    • Abnormal pulmonary vascular proliferation and remodeling 
    • Vasoconstriction 
    • Thrombosis 
    • Increased vascular resistance

    Learning Objectives

    After completing this module, you should be able to:

    • Describe the key features of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH).
    • Identify the pathophysiological mechanisms that contribute to the development and progression of PAH.
    • Explain how PAH is diagnosed and treated.
  • Lesson Cardiovascular: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension is built from these main references. Log into SMi Source for a complete list and details.

  • Iaizzo PA. General Features of the Cardiovascular System. Chapter 1 In: Iaizzo PA, ed. Handbook of Cardiac Anatomy, Physiology, and Devices. United States: Springer Science + Business Media, LLC; 2009:3-12.