Thomas E. Fagan, MD, joined Cleveland Clinic Children’s as Director of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory in 2018. He sat down with CQD to discuss the team’s approach to congenital heart disease.
In congenital heart surgery, experience begets innovation. Successful development of a novel trans-conal unroofing approach to a rare heart defect is a case in point.
Cleveland Clinic Children’s cardiologist shares case study of a baby born with this rare congenital heart condition. Knowledge of condition before delivery allowed for early intervention and successful treatment.
This late-September CME event will provide one of the deepest educational dives ever into atrial isomerism/heterotaxy syndrome — along with updates on congenital heart disease more generally.
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For a 5-year-old with total anomalous pulmonary venous return and a univentricular heart, 3-D printing was the only way to assess if repair was doable. This one-minute captioned video explains.
A 10-year-old presented with protein-losing enteropathy due to a failed Fontan circuit. Could we convert his heart back into a biventricular repair by rerouting the intracardiac anatomy?
Hani Najm, MD, Chair of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, on passion, opportunity and how he decompresses.
Despite new guidelines, evidence-based info on the use of heart medications in pregnancy is scarce. A cardiologist shares his take on common challenges and how a global registry might bring some answers.
New recommendations endorse the idea that successful pregnancy and vaginal delivery are possible for most women with complex CHD. The key is shared management by a high-risk obstetrician and a cardiologist versed in CHD.
A 3-D-printed heart replica guides surgical planning to improve oxygen saturations in a deeply cyanosed boy with heterotaxy syndrome marked by a host of complex congenital heart defects.