The Cardiac Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Hosts the 25th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease

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Experts in pediatric heart disease shared the latest research findings at Cardiology 2022: The New Normal — Transformation in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease. The 25th anniversary event took place in Huntington Beach, California.

Through learning, sharing, networking, and professional socializing, the conference aims to give healthcare providers the tools necessary, within the new world we live in, to best deliver a normal quality and duration of life for patients with pediatric and congenital cardiovascular disease.

This year, CHOP presentations included:

On Facilitating the Digital Health Revolution – New Models of Care in Pediatrics

Bimal Desai, MD, MBI, FAAP

Editing Genes In utero to Influence Outcomes

William Peranteau, MD

Characterizing Fibrosis in the Heart

Mark Fogel, MD, FACC, FAHA, FAAP

How Pacing Has Changed: Selectively Pacing the Conduction System or Pacing the Heart Without a Wire


Bone Health in the Fontan Circulation

Catherine Avitabile, MD

A Hepatologist’s Perspective on the Liver in the Fontan Circulation: Experiences from the Fontan FORWARD Multidisciplinary Clinic

Elizabeth Rand, MD

Exercise as Medicine in the Fontan Circulation: What Do We Know and What Still Needs to be Discovered to Optimize the Benefits?

Elizabeth Goldmuntz, MD, FAAP, FACC

How Do I Tell the Surgeon About the Unfavorable Post-op TEE Findings I Have Just Discovered?

Meryl Cohen, MD, MSEd

Acute Coronary Artery Obstruction Following Congenital Heart Surgery

Michael Goldsmith. MD

Can We Surgically Baffle the Left Ventricle to a Remote Aorta in Double-outlet RV with Atrioventricular Canal Defect?

Muhammad Nuri, MD

The Pros and Cons of Telemedicine in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Care: What Have We Learned from COVID-19?

Tamar Preminger, MD

Facts and Fiction on Vaccine Hesitancy: The Ambulatory Clinic Conversation about COVID-19 with My Cardiology Families

Matthew Elias, MD

The E-stethoscope: Can You Hear Me Now?

Vivek Allada, MD

Ambulatory Rhythm Monitoring: State of the Art

Ramesh Iyer, MBBS, MD, MS,

Efficiencies in the Outpatient Clinic: Tips and Tricks to Get Through the Day

Aaron Dorfman, MD

Exploring the Relationship Between DO2i and Post-op Acute Kidney Injury in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Molly Dreher, BSE, BS, CCP, LP

Unique Considerations for the Patient Undergoing Complex Adult Congenital Heart Repair

Stephanie Fuller, MD

Integrating New Technologies to Improve Patient Safety for Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Tami Rosenthal, BS, MBA, CCP, LP, FPP

Taking Time Out for Perfusion QI in a Busy Cardiac Program

Kellie Schiavo, BS, CCP, LP, FPP

What’s Old Is New: Using Swans to Measure CO in the CICU?

Meg Cates, BSN, RN, CCRN

Burnout in the CICU: How Can We Prevent This?

Amanda Seelhorst, RN

Herding Cats: Real Work Application of Quality Improvement

Shobha Natarajan, MD

Genetics and Outcomes in Pediatric Cardiomyopathy

Danielle Burstein, MD

Imaging Perspectives in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Matthew O’Connor, MD

Feeding Challenges in the Newborn with Congenital Heart Disease

Chitra Ravishankar, MD

Utilization of Advanced Practice Providers in the Cardiac Care Unit

Kerri Lombardi, MSN, APRN-BC, MJ, MBA

How to Prepare the Family and Plan for Discharge: Nursing Perspective

Ashley Phillips

VAD Explant: How Do We Get There?

Matthew O’Connor, MD

The Impella Experience in Pediatrics

Jonathan Edelson, MD

The VAD Market Without “Heartware”?

Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, FAAP, FACC

Annual Jack Downes Lecture

Robert Berg, MD

Annual William J. Rashkind Lecture

Jack Rychik, MD

Monitoring the Vulnerable Period Between Delivery and Surgical Treatment to Improve Neurological Outcomes

Jennifer Lynch, MD

A Model of Prenatal Stratification for Immediate Postnatal Care – Delivery Classification and The IMPACT Strategy

Jack Rychik, MD

Key Performance Indicators in Pediatric Cardiovascular Care: Data Driven to Create Value

Vivek Allada, MD

Specialized Programs of Care Within a Cardiac Center – From Concept to Reality: How Investment in Expertise and Resources Enhances Value and Return

Mark Schwartz, MBA, MEd, FACHE

Racial and Ethnic Variability in ECMO Use

Marissa Brunetti, MD

In Search of Optimal Drug Therapy for the Fontan Circulation: Lessons Learned from The FUEL Trial and Where Do We Go from Here?

David Goldberg, MD

Successfully Providing Care for an Angry Family

Aaron DeWitt, MD

Caring for the Child with Turner Syndrome and Heart Disease

Aaron Dorfman, MD

Optimizing Care for the Patient at Risk for Aortopathy

Stacey Drant, MD

Options for Anticoagulation in the Child with Congenital Heart Disease

Therese Giglia, MD, FAHA

Staffing the Nursing Needs in a Busy Cardiovascular Center: Creating Opportunities for Education, Life-work Balance and Professional Satisfaction

Sherri Kubis, RN, MSN, CCRN

Individualizing Techniques for the “Double-switch” Operation

Muhammad Nuri, MD

Running ECMO for an Extended Period of Time

Tami Rosenthal, BS, MBA, CCP, LP, FPP

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