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Course Description

After reading this article, the learner should be able to:
- recognize that patients undergoing surgical relief of supravalvular aortic stenosis have similar outcomes with and without Williams syndrome.
- recognize that about a quarter of patients in this series had coronary artery involvement requiring surgical intervention.
- recognize that children with non-Williams syndrome were more likely to need aortic valvotomy than those with Williams syndrome.
- recognize that risk factors for late reoperation in this series included age of less than 1 year at the time of initial surgery, aortic valve Z score ≤1, and aortic root Z score of ≤-1.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2019-Oct-01
Expiration Date:2021-Oct-01
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes
System Requirements:
Internet Access and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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