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193085 - Pulmonary hypertension: when to suspect and refer

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This free online learning module provides 15 clinical questions and immediate answers about an original peer-reviewed article written for GPs.

Relevance to General Practice

Pulmonary hypertension is an umbrella term that may describe either a primary, progressive, devastating disorder of the pulmonary vascular system or a complication of an array of medical conditions. Early detection of the former is crucial, as effective treatment is available and can avert an otherwise poor prognosis for these patients.

Learning outcomes
  • Recognise a patient with symptoms and signs suggesting pulmonary hypertension (PH)
  • Investigate a patient with possible PH
  • Plan the care of patients with different subtypes of PH in the general practice setting
  • Review tools your practice can use to streamline communication between GPs and specialists
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    193085 - Pulmonary hypertension: when to suspect and refer
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    3 hours
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