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Pulmonary Vascular Disease: Pulmonary Vascular Disease II |

Decision Making in Advanced PAH: Palliative Care and Hospice or Parenteral Prostacyclin?

Jasleen Tiwana, MD; Latoya Kuhn, MPH; Vineet Chopra, MD; Vallerie McLaughlin, MD
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University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):1180A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1289
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SESSION TITLE: Pulmonary Vascular Disease II

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: Parenteral prostacyclin therapy is integral to treating advanced pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). However, some patients may benefit from earlier palliative care involvement and consideration for hospice. We aimed to identify factors that influence providers’ decision making for patients with advanced PAH.

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