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Canadian Respiratory Journal
Volume 12, Issue 6, Pages 303-315
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2005/156750
Special Article

Canadian Cardiovascular Society and Canadian Thoracic Society Position Statement on Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

David Langleben,1 Stephen Archer,2 John Granton,3 Andrew M Hirsch,1 Robert D Levy,4 Sanjay Mehta,5 Evangelos Michelakis,2 and Duncan J Stewart3

1McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
3University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
4University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
5University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Copyright © 2005 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The Canadian Cardiovascular Society and the Canadian Thoracic Society requested a position statement on pulmonary arterial hypertension from leading Canadian experts. The present document is intended to act as an update for the clinician, to provide a template for the initial evaluation of patients, to enable the understanding of current therapeutic paradigms based on approved indications for Canada, to highlight new therapies on the horizon, and to state the positions of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and the Canadian Thoracic Society on resource management for pulmonary arterial hypertension in Canada.