Specialists from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care present a comprehensive symposium on the practice gap in treating adult congenital heart disease (ACHD).
Adult Congenital Heart Disease 2014Date: 05/12/2014 - 05/12/2014
The population of adult patients with congenital heart disease is rapidly growing, and the American College of Cardiology has recognized a significant practice gap in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) education. As there are currently not enough clinicians with specialized training in ACHD care to accommodate the needs of this growing population, the general adult cardiologist must remain an integral manager of their care.
This live CME course is oriented towards care based understanding of ACHD. Our goal is to arm clinicians caring for these patients with fundamental knowledge to confidently manage routine follow up and recognize issues that require more specialized care. We will review basic anatomy, physiology, and clinical pearls of all common congenital heart lesions seen in general adult clinical practice, discuss long term sequelae of early pediatric surgeries, and review recommendations for monitoring and intervention. We will also review implications for pregnancy and contraception counseling. This course will provide further opportunity to improve the practice gap.