Annual Outstanding Investigator Award Presenters

At Cardiology 2012, six oral presentations were in competition for the Annual Outstanding Investigator Award. The presentations are a highlight of the meeting each year. The clinicians presented their research to a panel of judges and an audience. The 2012 winner, Dr. Barbara Weissman from Emory University School of Medicine was announced on Saturday.

New process detects patients at risk for inpatient cardiac arrest

Mary McLellan, nurse educator from Children's Hospital Boston, discusses research she presented for both the Nursing-Scientist and the Outstanding Investigator Awards on a new early warning system to detect patients at risk of inpatient cardiac arrest.

In small study, Melody Valve shows success in young children

Dr. Darren Berman, a pediatric interventional cardiologist at Miami Children's Hospital, presents research on the success of the Melody Valve in young children.

Conotruncal defects and chromosome 22q11.2 deletion screeing

Dr. Shabnam Peyvandi, a pediatric cardiology fellow at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses research she presented on refining screening strategies for 22q11.2 deletions in patients with conotruncal defects.

ECMO support and neurologic outcomes in children with CHD

Dr. Constantinos Chysostomou, a cardiac intensivist from the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, discusses the research he presented on how most survivors of congenital heart disease who had ECMO support have normal neurological outcomes or mild disability at age 2.

Laser procedure improves right ventricle outflow tract obstruction in TTTS

Dr. Shari Wellen, a pediatric cardiology fellow at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses research she presented on how fetoscopic placental laser photocoagulation improves right ventricle outflow tract obstruction in twin-twin transfusion syndrome.

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