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Faculty

Bahaaldin Alsoufi, MD

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery,
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta,
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

Scott Gillespie, MS

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology,
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta,
Emory University School of Medicine,
Atlanta, Georgia

Dennis Kim, MD, PhD

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology,
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta,
Emory University School of Medicine,
Atlanta, Georgia

Subhadra Shashidharan, MD

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery,
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta,
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

Kirk Kanter, MD

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery,
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta,
Emory University School of Medicine,
Atlanta, Georgia

Kevin Maher, MD

Department of Pediatric Cardiology,
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta,
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Brian Kogon, MD

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery,
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta,
Emory University School of Medicine,
Atlanta, Georgia

Accredited by

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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Course Description

After reading this article, the learner should be able to:
- recognize that the type of dominant ventricle does not affect early mortality in children undergoing staged palliation for single ventricle disease.
- identify factors such as low birth-weight, presence of genetic or extra-cardiac syndromes, and repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection at the first operation as predictors of poor outcome.
- explain that in this large series, a Norwood procedure and a modified Blalock-Taussig shunt as the original first-stage palliation had similar results.
- recognize that the need for postoperative unplanned reoperation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) or the diagnosis of pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum were all markers of inferior early outcome.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2016-Aug-01
Expiration Date:2018-Aug-01
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes
Cost:$470.00/yr
System Requirements:
Internet Access and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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