A review of the latest literature and thought leaders in pediatric cardiovascular care.
Pediheart Podcast #141: Prevalence Of Psychiatric Illness Amongst The Pediatric Heart Failure/Transplant Population
This week we review a recent report on the prevalence and types of psychiatric problems that pediatric and adolescent heart failure/transplant patients may have. How common are these illnesses, which are most common and what to do about this? We speak with Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Isaura Diaz about her recent work this week. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.10.022
Pediheart Podcast #140: Familial Hypercholesterolemia Is Not Rare Anymore
This week we move into the arena of pediatric preventive cardiology and have a somewhat different format to the podcast in that we will be listening to a lecture delivered by Associate Professor of Pediatrics at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - Dr. Joseph Mahgerefteh - speak with us about the topic of familial hypercholesterolemia. He reviews the incidence and consequences of not identifying and managing this properly and many clinical pearls regarding this complex topic. Though a lecture aimed at generalists, this talk is a good introduction to a complex topic. Dr. Mahgerefteh's email is Joseph.Mahgerefteh@mssm.edu for anyone interested in reaching out to ask him any questions they may have regarding this important review this week.
Pediheart Podcast #139: A Novel Bioresorbable Scaffold For Possible Pediatric Use
This week we delve into the world of interventional cardiology and speak with Professor Damien Kenny of Children's Hospital, Ireland in Dublin, Ireland about a recent work he co-authored on pre-clinical animal experiments on the use of a novel bioresorbable scaffold/stent. How easy were these to implant? How did these compare with bare metal stents for patency, thrombus or inflammation in the vascular wall? Dr. Kenny shares his insights all the way from Dublin this week!
Pediheart Podcast #138: Hepatic Stiffness In The 2 Ventricle Congenital Heart Patient
This week we delve into the liver once more to review an intriguing report from the group at Johns Hopkins regarding hepatic stiffness in the 2 ventricle congenital heart patient. We know from prior works that single ventricle patients have enhanced liver stiffness but this work suggests that some 2 ventricle patients are also similarly affected. We speak with Professor Ari Cedars of Johns Hopkins University for his insights into these findings and who he thinks might warrant routine liver follow-up in the ACHD patient following congenital heart surgery. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020
Replay Pediheart Podcast #98: Impact Of Udenafil On Exercise In The Fontan 'FUEL' Trial
In this week's episode we replay episode 98 with Professor David Goldberg of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the so-called "FONTAN FUEL" trial which assessed the impact of udenafil on measures of exercise in the Fontan patient. This is one of the most important episodes of the 137 series thus far - definitely worth a re-listen. New intro and ending added this week! doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.044352
Pediheart Podcast #137: Role Of The ECG In Pre-Participation Screening Of College Athletes
This week's episode is co-branded with SADS.ORG and is on the topic of pre-participation screening. Can the ECG offer important benefits vs. the standard 14 point AHA H&P approach? Which approach was more effective in 'real life'? We speak with Professor Robert Campbell of Emory University this week to delve into this contentious and important topic. DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2020.04.032