October 4, 2007 - 9:00 am EDT –
Cardiology – Cardiologists from Children’s Hospital Boston will implant a Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV), currently in clinical trial at Children’s Hospital Boston and two other pediatric hospitals in the United States. This non-surgical treatment restores effective pulmonary valve function and potentially prolongs the functional life of regurgitant and/or stenotic right ventricle to pulmona
ry artery conduits. Children's has one of the largest pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Programs in the country, performing over 1,500 cardiac catheterization procedures per year.
October 5, 2007 - 1:00 pm EDT –
Cardiac Surgery – Cardiac surgeons from Children’s Hospital Boston will repair a complex congenital cardiac defect during the live broadcast. The operation will take place in one of three operating rooms at Children’s dedicated to cardiac surgical procedures. Each year, the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Program provides surgical care to approximately 1,100 patients, including more than 700 cases of open-heart surgery (that require cardiopulmonary bypass) and 400 closed cases (that do not require bypass), with extraordinary success rates.
Both Webcasts are part of this year’s “Frontiers in Diagnosis & Management of Congenital Heart Disease,” taking place at Children’s Hospital Boston. The conference will focus on review of catheter-based and surgical treatment options for congenital heart disease as well as current developments in intensive care management and cardiac surgery research.