3rd Symposium on Coronary Artery Anomalies

Ruth and Tristram Colket, Jr. Translational Research Building
3501 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104  Map

Sep 23, 2016-Sep 24, 2016, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (ET)

Course Overview

This 1.5-day course will provide continuing education focused on improving diagnosis, management, patient/family interaction, and long-term follow-up of children and young adults with congenital and acquired coronary artery anomalies. Didactic lectures, interactive case presentations, and lively debates are practical and pertinent to healthcare professionals caring for pediatric and young adult patients seeking to improve care of patients with AAOCA, myocardial bridges, and Kawasaki disease. Presentations will cover several pertinent topics related to coronary anomalies including: sudden cardiac death with AAOCA, an overview of surgery for coronary anomalies over the years, imaging and functional assessment, the CHSS AAOCA Registry, clinical management of coronary anomalies, and the future of caring for children with coronary anomalies.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA), including ostial size and proximal course, by utilizing the most appropriately advanced imaging techniques.
  • Increase awareness regarding the challenges with the diagnosis and management of young patients with AAOCA, the second leading cause of sudden cardiac death in the U.S. from structural heart disease.
  • Implement assessment and management strategies, and counsel families of patients with AAOCA based on expert knowledge and clinical experience.
  • Identify which risk factors with AAOCA might warrant surgical intervention.
  • Identify and implement strategies for recreational and competitive sports activity recommendations in patients with AAOCA.
  • Identify best diagnostic modalities to evaluate patients with myocardial bridges and review current proposed treatment strategies.
  • Identify current practices for advanced imaging in Kawasaki disease patients, notably those with extensive coronary artery involvement, and review current strategies for medical therapy and catheter- or surgical-based interventions.