The following Expert Roundtable Discussion was held on March 30, 2010. Dr. Mandeep Mehra from the University of Maryland School of Medicine moderated the topic "Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: The Role of Right Ventricular Heart Failure-Diagnosis and Therapy" with Drs. Patricia Uber and Myung Park both from University of Maryland School of Medicine participating.
The discussion focused primarily on:
(1) defining the diagnostic algorithm and indicators for pulmonary arterial hypertension,
(2) pharmacologic treatment options,
(3) acute vasoreactivity testing and its implications in therapeutic treatment, and
(4) risk stratification of patients to select therapy.