“Hemolysis-associated Endothelial Dysfunction and Pulmonary Hypertension: An Emerging Cause of Death in the Hemolytic Anemias”

Medical Grand Rounds at UPMC Shadyside - THE THIRD ANNUAL MURRAY SACHS, MD LECTURESHIP



Date
May 30, 2013
Time
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Speaker(s)
Mark Gladwin, MD
Professor of Medicine; Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine; Director, Vascular Medicine Institute; University of Pittsburgh
Location
West Wing Auditorium, UPMC Shadyside
Category
UPMC Shadyside, Department of Medicine
Contact
Justine Rubino
Certification Supervisor, Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences


412-647-8261
rubinoje@upmc.edu
Description

The purpose of the Murray Sachs, MD Lectureship is to recognize the lifetime accomplishments of this remarkable physician and role model, and to perpetuate his high standards of patient care and continuing education.  The objectives of this year’s lecture will be to describe the epidemiology and clinical presentation of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in sickle cell disease (SCD); apply diagnostic and treatment options for patients with PH of SCD; and recognize the interplay of genetics, hemolysis and decreased nitric oxide bioavailability in PH of SCD.