Dr. Gary Francis from the University of Minnesota moderated the topic "Type II Pulmonary Hypertension in the Setting of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction" with Drs. Michael M. Givertz from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Gregory D. Lewis from Massachusetts General Hospital, and Marc Pritzker from the University of Minnesota, participating.
The discussion focused primarily on:
The increased prevalence of so-called reactive pulmonary hypertension;
a clinical case of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (or diastolic heart failure);
variability in the clinical terminology describing this condition;
triggers in echocardiogram reports that may lead to the reporting of additional indices of diastolic function that can be valuable to clinicians;
features other than left-heart disease that may mediate pulmonary hypertension; and
therapies for patients with pulmonary hypertension.