Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease

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The lack of evidence to support management strategies in many pediatric and adult congenital heart diseases lends itself to robust debate. For that reason, the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Learning Pathway at ACC.21 seeks to stimulate participants and actively engage them in exploring the best approaches for a wide range of controversial topics. To accomplish this goal, the program includes numerous case-based presentations followed by targeted discussions with world-class experts. This approach enables participants to consider various perspectives and make more informed choices for their patients. It helps to identify promising areas for future research, too.

The many case-based sessions focus on complex questions such as the ICU management of non-cardiac issues after congenital heart surgery (session 625), ethical issues in heart transplantation, arrhythmia management of congenital heart diseases (session 772), and medical, catheter-based or surgical approaches to complex congenital heart diseases. Focus on life-long issues including the impact of cardiovascular risk factors on congenital heart disease patients (session 756) and review the nuts and bolts of pregnancy in women with CHD (session 626).

Don't miss the Dan G. McNamara's Keynote Lecture on management of pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery post-COVID to your itinerary (session 669) and hear from featured speaker Howard Zucker, a pediatric cardiologist, intensivist and anesthesiologist and the Commissioner of Health for New York state. Following the lecture, the session will include talks on MIS-C in children and training and education in the Post-COVID era. Plus, catch the best original research abstracts as well as the year in review of pediatric and congenital heart disease (session 911). Fellows in Training and junior faculty may be particularly interested in hearing in-depth interviews with authors about the research approaches, results and challenges that went into preparing a manuscript (session 696), and how non-clinical education can be a life changer (session 682).

The ACC.21 Pediatric and CHD pathway will be beneficial for all members of the health care community who care for patients with CHD and provide cardiovascular care team members new information and insight on important issues they face daily in clinical practice.

Plus, don't miss these hot topics:

  • Controversies in the ICU Management of Congenital Heart Disease (session 785)
  • Management of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery in the Post-COVID World: Where do we go From Here? Featuring the Dan G. McNamara Keynote (session 669)
  • Non-Clinical Education that Changed My Life - A Pecha Kucha Primer (session 682)
  • Repair is not Correction: Long Term Follow-up of Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease (session 696)
  • Working Together to Improve Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Care Around the World - A "Global Health Spoken Here" Session (session 717)
  • Debates in Arrhythmia Management in Congenital Heart Disease (session 731)
  • Highlighted Original Research: Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease and the Year in Review (session 911)
  • Challenges of Transplantation in Congenital Heart Disease Patients: Ethics, Listing Strategy & MCS (session 772)
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