The course will comprise a mix of didactic, practical skills and case based interactive sessions. An assessment will be made before and after the course with certificates of completion provided to all attendees.
Epidemiology – delay to diagnosis, incidence and prevalence, new mortality thresholds
Causes of Breathlessness – making the correct diagnosis
Diagnostic testing – echo and right heart catheter ‘live’ cases in a box
Treatment and Management of PHT – options, pathways and prescribing
Drugs used in PH – issues and side effects, combination therapy
PHT Special Circumstances – connective tissue disease and congenital heart defects
Considerations in Intensive Care – anaesthesia and surgery