Helping Little Hearts: Updates in Transplantation for Congenital Heart Disease
Pediatric patients referred for heart transplant (HTx) due to congenital heart disease (CHD) are considered high-risk due to their disease complexity and their specific peritransplant surgical risks. However, there has been great improvement in pediatric CHD outcomes treated with HTx- and surgical therapies, especially with the use of ventricular assist devices (VADs). This session will review the current state of HTx for pediatric CHD, addressing issues such as mortality risk factors, waitlist mortality, mechanical-support options, and immunosuppression and antibody-mediated rejection. It will also discuss key issues for this population, including psychosocial challenges, rehabilitation goals and future expectations regarding functional outcomes.
This activity is provided by Optum Health Education.
There was no commercial support received for this activity.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of dentists/allied dental staff, dietitians, dietetic technicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, PAs, physicians, psychologists, social workers and other health care professionals.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the current state of heart transplant for pediatric CHD, including outcomes and the mechanical-support options available.
- Identify risk factors for death and waitlist mortality in pediatric patients with CHD undergoing heart transplant.
- Describe approaches to immunosuppression and the management of antibody-mediated rejection.
- Examine the psychosocial challenges, rehabilitation goals and expectations regarding functional outcomes for this population.
Matthew J. O'Connor, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Elizabeth Albert, MD
Clinical Activity Manager
Optum Health Education
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Optum Health Education
Lisa Latts, MD, MSPH, MBA, FACP
Senior Medical Director, Value-Based Care
Jennifer Malin, MD, PhD
Senior Vice President, Clinical Value
Chief Medical Officer
Optum Health Solutions
Tina Rydland, PharmD
Executive Pharmacy Consultant
Crystal Wong, MD
Propoint Medical Writing
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Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.
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This activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
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The American Academy of PAs (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours (0.10 CEUs) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.00 contact hours (0.10 CEUs).
Unique activity number:JA0007123-0000-23-027-H99-P/T
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A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacists
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
- 1.00 ADA - CERP (Dentists/Allied Dental Staff)
- 1.00 AMA - Physicians
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 APA - Psychologists
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
- 1.00 CDR - Dietitians
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