Duration: CME/CE Points: Author(s):
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Contact Hours : 1
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CONGENITAL HEART SURGERY: Listing Low-Weight or Ill Infants for Heart Transplantation: Is It Prudent? is organized by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS).

Release Date: Oct 01, 2018
Expiry Date: Oct 01, 2020

Accreditation: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™

Description:
Each STS CME activity in The Annals consists of a self-study test on an original article from one of the journal's major subject categories (Adult Cardiac Surgery, General Thoracic Surgery, Congenital Heart Surgery, and Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology), a statement of the learning objectives and an evaluation of the activity.

Learning Objective:
After reading this article, the learner should be able to:
• recall that infants listed for heart transplantation weighing <2.5 kg have a 1-year survival of 43% according to the UNOS database.
• identify that risk factors, in addition to low weight, predicting poorer 1-year survival are the need for ventilator support, ECMO support, or congenital heart disease diagnosis.
• recognize that even infants 2.5-3.9 kg at the time of listing only had a one year survival of 54%.

Target Audience

The intended audience consists of thoracic and cardiothoracic surgeons, pediatric cardiac surgeons, general surgeons, anesthesiologists, oncologists, cardiologists, pulmonologists, and radiologists. MDs and DOs can take the CME activities for credit; non-MDs and non-DOs should not claim credit.

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Specialties

Cardiothoracic Surgery

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