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A review of the latest literature and thought leaders in pediatric cardiovascular care.

Pediheart: Pediatric Cardiology Today Robert Pass

    • Health & Fitness

A review of the latest literature and thought leaders in pediatric cardiovascular care.

    Pediheart Podcast #106: Initiation Of Sotalol In The Pediatric Patient

    Pediheart Podcast #106: Initiation Of Sotalol In The Pediatric Patient

    This week we review a recent work on the prevalence of adverse events when starting sotalol in the pediatric patient with arrhythmias. How commonly were problems encountered? Does initiation always require hospitalization and monitoring in an inpatient setting or are there some patients who might be candidates for an outpatient approach? Is there a level of dysfunction that would preclude its use? Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University, Dr. Stephanie Chandler, provides insights into her work from the group at Boston Children's Hospital. Also featured is a brief discussion with Dr. Jack Rychik of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia regarding the CHOP2020 course and next year's CHOP2021. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2020.01.022

    • 34 min
    Pediheart Podcast #105: The Role Of Echocardiography In The Evaluation Of The Innocent Heart Murmur

    Pediheart Podcast #105: The Role Of Echocardiography In The Evaluation Of The Innocent Heart Murmur

    The innocent heart murmur is the topic of this week's podcast. How important is the echocardiogram in allaying parental fears and anxieties when being evaluated for a murmur? Have the days of auscultation without a secondary test fallen by the wayside? We speak with a highly experienced general pediatric cardiologist, Dr. Jared LaCorte of Staten Island Pediatric Cardiology to offer his thoughts on this week's work from Melbourne, Australia. doi: 10.1111/jpc.14775

    • 27 min
    Pediheart Podcast # 104: The Global, Regional And National Burden Of Congenital Heart Disease

    Pediheart Podcast # 104: The Global, Regional And National Burden Of Congenital Heart Disease

    This week we delve into global pediatric cardiology and review a massive and important work from the Global Burden of Disease study group assessing the trends in congenital heart disease in the world from lower income nations to higher. How has the prevalence of congenital heart disease changed over the past 30 years? How are countries faring in their treatment of congenital heart disease? What are some strategies to address global inequities in care? We discuss these and other questions with the corresponding author of this work, Professor Craig Sable of George Washington University. doi: 10.1016/S2352-4642(19)30402-X

    • 34 min
    Pediheart Podcast #103: Update On A Novel Sub Pulmonary Pump For The Fontan Patient

    Pediheart Podcast #103: Update On A Novel Sub Pulmonary Pump For The Fontan Patient

    This week we speak with Professor of Surgery, Mark Rodefeld of Indiana University about the most recent report of his group on a sub pulmonary pump for Fontan patients. What is different about this pump versus other presently available pumps for other cardiovascular indications? What is known about the thrombogenicity of these devices? How close is the team in Indiana to animal studies? Why is a lower pressure type pump preferable for this indication? Dr. Rodefeld provides most of the answers this week. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.06.112.

    • 28 min
    Pediheart Podcast #102: Factors Influencing AED Use For Out Of Hospital Arrests

    Pediheart Podcast #102: Factors Influencing AED Use For Out Of Hospital Arrests

    We review a recent paper on the use of the AED for children who suffer out of hospital arrest. What factors are associated with their use and what barriers exist to their use for children? What should be the next steps to improve AED usage for children? We discuss these and other questions with Professor Peter Aziz of the Cleveland Clinic in our first co-branded episodes with the SADs Foundation in 2020! doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-1903

    • 25 min
    Pediheart Podcast #101: Pulmonary Homograft Versus Bioprosthetic Valves In Tetralogy Of Fallot

    Pediheart Podcast #101: Pulmonary Homograft Versus Bioprosthetic Valves In Tetralogy Of Fallot

    This week we review a recent large single center study comparing pulmonary homografts to bioprosthetic valves in the TOF patient requiring valve replacement. Is there a superior choice? Who is a better candidate for one versus the other? Which is technically easier to use and why? Who would benefit from an aortic vs. pulmonary homograft in this pulmonary position? We speak with Professor Massimo Caputo of the Bristol Heart Institute who answers these and other questions related to this important surgical paper this week. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.119.013654

    • 26 min

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This is an outstanding series. Delivers infinite education to all providers in the field of pediatric cardiology. Dr. Pass is an amazing clinician and a phenomenal teacher. This is a great addition to learning sources in the whole of cardiology.

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Excellent insight, broad range.

Dr. Pass does a phenomenal job covering a wide range of topics with regards to pediatric and adult congenital cardiology across all associated specialties (including surgical, interventional, intensivist, etc). His article choices and the insights supplied both by him and by an impressive array of guests in the field of congenital cardiology are invaluable to anyone interested in these topics who wants some direction in where to look for relevant literature.

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