UPMC Physician Presents in the Congenital Heart Academy's Worldwide Masterclass Webinar

August 19, 2020

Jacqueline Kreutzer, MDUPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Division of Pediatric Cardiology Chief and Heart Institute Co-Director Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD, FACC, FSCAI, was invited to participate in a worldwide masterclass webinar on June 18 hosted by the Congenital Heart Academy. The subject of the seminar was neonatal and pediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. More than 1,800 individuals attended the webinar representing over 90 countries.

Dr. Kreutzer gave a presentation focused on the role of interventional cardiology for the ECMO patient. Topics included in Dr. Kreutzer's presentation include when and why neonatal and pediatric ECMO patients should undergo catheterization procedures and best practices on how to perform catheterization interventions on patients on ECMO. Dr. Kreutzer's lecture also discusses outcomes data on ECMO patients undergoing catheterization, and outcomes and controversies related to left heart decompression.

“The evidence in the literature supports a low risk/benefit ratio when taking ECMO patients to the catheterization laboratory for diagnostic evaluation or subsequent intervention to correct an identified abnormality,” says Dr. Kreutzer.

More details of Dr. Kreutzer’s presentation are available in an archived recording, along with the entire webinar, by visiting the Congenital Heart Academy YouTube channel

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