8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Pediatric Grand Rounds (CME): Life with Only Half A Heart: Understanding Single Ventricle Congenital Heart Disease and Its Consequences
Jack Rychik, MD - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
In this lecture, we will review the pathophysiology, hurdles, challenges and opportunities for patients with a single ventricle and Fontan circulation and what needs to be done to create a normal quality and duration of life for these unique individuals.
Surgical strategies allow for survival of children born with single ventricle type heart disease. However, as the number of survivors now increase, numerous complications and challenges are being recognized with increasing frequency. In this lecture we will review the pathophysiology, hurdles, challenges and opportunities for patients with a single ventricle and Fontan circulation and what needs to be done to create a normal quality and duration of life for these unique individuals.
Education goals for this session:
- Understand the pathophysiology of the Fontan circulation
- Appreciate the limitations of the Fontan circulation
- Examine the multiple organ system consequences of the Fontan circulation
- Explore the gaps in knowledge related to the Fontan circulation
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
LPCH Auditorium, West725 Welch Road
Palo Alto CA, 94304
The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Cultural and Linguistic Competency
California Assembly Bill 1195 requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. The planners and speakers of this CME activity have been encouraged to address cultural issues relevant to their topic area. The Stanford University School of Medicine Multicultural Health Portal also contains many useful cultural and linguistic competency tools including culture guides, language access information and pertinent state and federal laws. You are encouraged to visit the portal: http://lane.stanford.edu/portals/cultural.html