Pulmonary Hypertension: Past, Present and Phuture

Ames, IA US
May 15, 2019

Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds is a multi-disciplinary clinical activity which serves to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession.  

Target Audience

Physicians, Advance Practice Professionals, Nurses, Ancillary Staff, Medical Students (rotating), Non-Medical Students (rotating), and Healthcare Administrators.


  • The diagnosis and management of pulmonary hypertension remains difficult and controversial. This stems from outdated (but persistent) terms of "primary" and "secondary" pulmonary hypertension. There remains confusion about the etiology of and best treatments for patients with pulmonary hypertension and different phenotypes. Ultimately, pulmonary hypertension of all types is very common, but pulmonary arterial hypertension (for which there are numerous approved drug therapies) remains rare. This activity will address these concerns.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the five clinical classifications of pulmonary hypertension.
  • Identify risk factors for advanced disease and poor outcome in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.
  • Outline updates in the 2018 Sixth World Symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension.


Lewis Satterwhite, MD, FCCP
Department of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Hypertension Comprehensive Care Center,
The University of Kansas Health System

Full biography



  • Dr. Satterwhite indicates he has no financial relationships with a commercial entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients. 

CME Committee

  • No member of the Mary Greeley Medical Center CME Committee who planned this activity has any financial relationship to disclose relating to the content. 

This program is supported by gifts to the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation from Mary Greeley Medical Center, McFarland Clinic, First American Bank, and Green Hills Health Care Center. The content and selection of speaker(s) is the responsibility of the Mary Greeley Medical Center for Continuing Medical Education Committee and not the sponsors of this program.

    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    05/15/2019 - 12:00pm CDT
    Event ends: 
    05/15/2019 - 1:00pm CDT
    Mary Greeley Medical Center
    Bessie Myers Auditorium
    1111 Duff Avenue
    Ames, IA 50010
    United States

    Continuing Education Credit

    DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.


    No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.


    Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas. The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

    Available Credit

    • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A


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