CHOP Open-access Medical Education: Pediatric Cardiology Course Presentations

This seminar focuses on pediatric cardiology and was delivered in Salzburg, Austria, from January 7 – 31, 2018. The lectures are prepared by staff from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in weeklong modules that are prepared in affiliation with the American Austrian Foundation Open Medical Institute. The lectures of this seminar are presented in the order of the live event.

Pediatric Echocardiography

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to explain the basic physics involved in echocardiography, identify the imaging planes necessary for a comprehensive cardiac anatomical evaluation, evaluate right and left ventricular, function and determine right ventricle/pulmonary artery pressure.

3D Technology in the Care of Patients with CHD

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to identify the three different imaging processes: segmentation, volume rendering, and registration. Learners will also be able to discuss the limits of the technologies and the impact 3D imaging has on clinical outcomes.

Anti-Arrhythmic Drug Management of Pediatric Arrhythmias

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to identify the basic principles of excitability around excitation coupling and cellular electrophysiology, understand why certain antiarrhythmic drug classes are used in clinical application, and describe how dosing and specific uses can impact side effects.

Chronic Heart Failure in Congenital Heart Disease

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to explain how heart failure is defined specifically in CHD, identify classic lesions that may eventually end up in heart failure, and summarize how ventricular assist devices and heart transplantation is used in the setting of CHD.

Inherited Channelopathies

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to describe the monogenic causes of sudden death as well as explain the clinical approach to diagnosing patients with inherited channelopathies and comprehensive treatment of channelopathies.

The Athlete in Pediatric Cardiology

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to outline the potential etiologies of sudden cardiac events, describe epidemiology in pediatric patients with an emphasis on the athlete, and discuss recent literature and professional guidelines regarding athletic participation in patients with pre-existing cardiac disease.

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