When Pulmonary Hypertension Meets RV and RV Loses April 13th 2018

April 13, 2018
Locke Visiting Professor

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David Kass, M.D.
Abraham and Virginia Weiss Professor of Cardiology, Professor of Medicine
Director, Institute of CardioScience
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Overview: 
  • Describe how the pulmonary vascular load is different from the systemic arterial load, and its impact on the right ventricle in patients with pulmonary hypertension.
  • Understand how systemic sclerosis and pulmonary hypertension differs from other forms of PAH, and the implications for patient morbidity and mortality.
  • Learn new mechanisms underlying RV disease in PAH patients with systemic sclerosis and new potential avenues to treat it.