Single Ventricle/Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Its Variants: Present and Future Medical and Surgical Management

This activity will discuss the current status of medical and surgical management of HLHS and its anatomic variants. This session will review the long-term outcomes and complications related to single ventricle physiology, along with new treatment strategies and future directions, including:

  • Ventricular assist devices (VADs)
  • Staged left ventricle repair (SLVR)
  • Cell-based therapy

This activity will also explore the factors that increase the risk of single ventricle patients and will evaluate the role of transplantation.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to

  1. Identify various forms of single ventricle anatomy
  2. Outline current medical and surgical management patterns and considerations in single ventricle patients to identify long-term limitations and complications
  3. List negative prognostic risk factors
  4. Recognize new treatment strategies and the prospects for the future

Method of Participation
There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this activity.
For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.
Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the activity, which includes the following:

  • Completing the entire activity
  • Completing the Pre- and Post-Activity Assessments, Activity Evaluation, and Application for Certificate of Credit forms

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Faculty Listing
Sitaram M. Emani, MD
Assistant in Cardiac Surgery
Department of Cardiac Surgery
Boston Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Faculty Disclosure
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, OptumHealth Education requires the disclosure of any relevant financial relationship a faculty member has with the manufacturer(s) of any product discussed in this educational presentation. The faculty reported the following:
Dr Emani has nothing to disclose.
Dr Emani does not intend to discuss unapproved/investigative use of commercial products/devices.

Staff Disclosures
In compliance with the ACCME's Standards for Commercial Support, employees of OptumHealth Education who have control over content of an activity are required to disclose their relevant financial relationships. No employee has a relevant financial relationship regarding this activity.

Activity Planners
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education

Barbara Lindberg, JD, RN
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education

Sponsored By
This activity is jointly sponsored by OptumHealth Education and Boston Children’s Hospital.

Commercial Support
There was no commercial support received for this activity.

Hardware/Software Requirements
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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, and case managers who have an interest in single ventricle/hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and its anatomic variants.

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Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General
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