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Children’s National Cardiology Team Travels to South Africa for World Congress Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

February 20, 2013

Washington, DC – Several members of the Children’s National team traveled to South Africa to attend the 6th World Congress Pediatric Cardiac Society of South Africa, hosted by the South African Heart Association.

Members from Children’s Cardiology and Fetal Medicine teams will present on topics ranging from guides on how to start a critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) screening program to portable echocardiogram devices

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Below are the other topics for all of our doctors attending the World Congress:

Adre Du Plessis, MBChB

  • Fetal Brain Imaging and Pathology in Congenital Heart Disease
  • Preoperative Evaluation of Cerebral Injury and the Risks
  • DEBATE: Neurological Imaging is Essential for Every Newborn with Complex Critical Heart Disease

Craig Sable, MD

  • Flying In, Then Building Up
  • The Ultraportable Echo: What It Can and Cannot Do

Richard Levy, MD

  • Myocardial Metabolism in Neonatal Versus Adult Hearts
  • Pain Control in 2013

Richard Jonas, MD

  • The Hybrid Norwood is a Poor Procedure
  • Hematocrit and pH Management: The Evidence
  • The Natural History and Management of the Surgical Neo-aorta/ the Dilating Neo-aorta: What is Happening

Gerard Martin, MD

  • A Practical Guide to Starting a Registry of Cardiac Procedures

Children’s National Heart Institute at Children’s National Medical Center provides the most advanced care for patients with congenital heart disease. The team includes nationally known specialists in all aspects of pediatric cardiology, including fetal cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiac surgery, interventional cardiology, cardiac critical care, cardiac anesthesiology, and adult congenital heart disease.

Contact: Paula Darte or Emily Hartman, Public Relations: 202.476.4500.

About Children's National Health System

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, D.C., has served the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is one of the nation’s Top 5 pediatric hospitals and, for a second straight year, is ranked No. 1 in newborn care, as well as ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. It has been designated two times as a Magnet® hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the D.C. Metropolitan area, including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is the seventh-highest NIH-funded pediatric institution in the nation. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels. 

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