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Insuficiencia cardíaca

versión On-line ISSN 1852-3862


GREGORIETTI, Vanesa; BORTMAN, Guillermo  y  PERRONE, Sergio V. Formation of working groups to study and treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Insuf. card. [online]. 2012, vol.7, n.4, pp.149-162. ISSN 1852-3862.

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) presented in the last decade, significant progress in terms of their interpretation pathophysiological, clinical practice, and especially for diagnosis and treatment, which results in a significant improvement in the quality and life expectancy of patients even those who are in the later stages of the disease. These developments are reflected in the development of clinical guidelines based on evidence that has been developed by scientific societies and working groups of national and international, constituting the current reference for the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. However, these guidelines and recommendations are not addressed some issues that affect the daily clinical practice and how to contribute to this pathology. And, in addition, require technical and personal with solid experience in disease management for proper diagnosis and treatment of PH, especially in its more severe forms. The creation of interdisciplinary teams for early detection and early treatment of patients with PH of different etiologies contribute to better management of this disease which until very recently had no specific treatment. Creating models to educate the population to agree an early warning of disease, a rare and devastating, contribute significantly to this purpose. The working groups should work not only program of health care need, but also in a social educational task, to achieve the ultimate goal: a better quality of life and longer survival.

Palabras clave : Pulmonary arterial hypertension; Working Group; Multidisciplinary team; Diagnosis and treatment.

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