Pediatric Grand Rounds (CME): Life with Only Half A Heart: Understanding Single Ventricle Congenital Heart Disease and its Consequences

March 22, 2019 | 8:00am - 9:00am | Auditorium (180), Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

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.

Session Description:

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

Full event information: https://events.stanford.edu/events/826/82668

Contact Email: pedsgrandrounds@stanford.edu

Contact Phone: 650-724-1443