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Alumni Notes: Spring 2021

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In light the ongoing challenges, it is so important to celebrate our colleagues. This edition, as I think of our CHOP Alumni Motto: Keep … Tradition, Keep … in Mind and Keep … in Touch!

Unexpected Consequence of the Pandemic: MIS-C-Related Cardiac Issues

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Treating MIS-C illustration

In late April 2020, there were reports from the United Kingdom of otherwise healthy children presenting with a severe inflammatory disease similar to Kawasaki disease in the setting of COVID-19. There have been several case definitions since then, and in May 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defined this condition as the multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), which was the diagnosis for our patient.

Congenital Heart Disease: Lost In Transition

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Adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) now outnumber children with CHD because of excellent surgical and medical care in childhood. Lifelong cardiology follow-up is recommended for almost all people with congenital heart disease. Interventions done in childhood are typically palliative and not curative.