Time: November 28, 2012 from 1pm to 2pm
Location: Online Webinar from 1-2 pm Eastern Time Zone
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Phone: 866.740.1260 -- Access code: 9449985
Event Type: webinar, cardiac webinar series
Organized By: PPMD
Latest Activity: Jan 16, 2016
Cardiac care and cardiomyopathy remain major areas of interest and concern for all people with Duchenne. While advances in respiratory care have improved respiratory outcomes, dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure remain the leading cause of death in Duchenne. Cardiomyopathy is a potential risk for mothers and daughters who have been diagnosed as carriers. Carriers should be informed of the need for ongoing screening and care.
Join us for part two of our cardiac webinar series:
November 28, 2012 – 1pm eastern
Dr. Larry Markham (Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt, TN)
Dr. Markham will be discussing medical interventions, including beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, diuretics, heart failure medications: what to start, when to start, why to start, actions of the medications, side effects, follow up.
Dr. J. Lynn Jefferies (Cincinnati Children's Hosptial, Cincinnati, OH)
Dr. Jefferies will be discussing mechanical interventions, including internal cardiac defibrillators (ICD's), ventricular assist devices (VAD's), pacemakers: what are they, when to consider their use, why to consider their use, who should insert the device, pros/cons of each.