Duration: CME/CE Points: Author(s):
Contact Hours : 1

CONGENITAL HEART SURGERY: Patients With Systemic Right Ventricle Are at Higher Risk of Chylothorax After Cavopulmonary Connections is organized by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS).

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

Accreditation: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™

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:
• recognize that the incidence of chylothorax after a superior cavopulmonary connection in this paper was 15.6%, and was 24.3% after a Fontan completion.
• recognize that there is an association of chylothorax with early reoperation, late death, and late failure of the cavopulmonary circulation.
• discover that a systemic right ventricle is the only identifiable risk factor for chylothorax in single ventricle patients by multivariate analysis.
• recognize that the development of a chylothorax after a superior cavopulmonary connection does not predict the development of a chylothorax with Fontan completion in this paper.

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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