Fourth Conference of the Pulmonary Circulation Task Force of the Polish Cardiac Society

Marcin Waligóra, Grzegorz Kopeć

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Fourth Conference of the Pulmonary Circulation Task Force of the Polish Cardiac Society was held on 17–18 October 2014 in Kraków. A total of 260 physicians and nurses participated in this event. The program comprised 10 educational sessions including 3 poster sessions of original papers and 1 session of clinical cases with a total of 36 lectures. On the first day, sessions focused on different aspects of right heart catheterization (6 lectures), current treatment options for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (6 lectures with a particular emphasis on novelties of 2014) and controversies in treatment (pharmacological and interventional) of pulmonary hypertension with discussion regarding the use of sildenafil in pulmonary hypertension due to left heart diseases, and the application of Potts shunt in adults. Most of lectures during conference were engaging, but a session dedicated to emergencies in pulmonary hypertension, conducted on second day, triggered a very intense discussion between audience and panellists. The other sessions focused on the new European Society of Cardiology guidelines on pulmonary embolism, chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. One session was dedicated for nurses caring for patients with pulmonary hypertension.

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Fourth Conference of the Pulmonary Circulation; Polish Cardiac Society



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20418%2Fjrcd.vol2no3.198

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