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2023 UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute and the Heart Institute at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s International Fontan-Kreutzer Symposium – Session I

September 11, 2023

The 2023 UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute International Fontan-Kreutzer Symposium brought together world-renowned pediatric and adult cardiologists, congenital cardiac surgeons, and adult cardiac and transplant surgeons to explore the evolution of management strategies in this complex patient population, including medical therapy, transcatheter interventions, rhythm-management device implantation, surgical intervention, and heart or combined organ transplantation. Importantly, this course discussed emerging technologies and techniques for cardiac imaging in these patients. Lifestyle considerations for patients living with Fontan-Kreutzer such as exercise, pregnancy, and mental health were also discussed.

View the presentations focusing on living with a Fontan-Kreutzer circulation here.

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Session I: Living With a Fontan-Kreutzer Circulation: Celebrating Success and Timing for Intervention

Moderated by Anita Saraf, MD, PhD; Bryan H. Goldstein, MD; Tarek Alsaied, MD

  • International Fontan-Kreutzer Symposium Keynote Address: Evolution of the Fontan-Kreutzer Circulation: Past and Current Challenges
    • Presented by: Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD

2023 Heart Valve Conference | Conference Intro | Dr. Jacqueline Kreutzer | Evolution of the Fontan-Kreutzer Circulation

  • Resilience and Optimizing Mental Health Post-Fontan-Kreutzer
    • Presented by: Lauren Lorenzi Quigley, PhD

    Heart and Vascular Institute | 2023 Fontan Conference | Mental Health Post Fontan | Dr. Quigley

  • Pregnancy in Fontan-Kreutzer
    • Presented by: Candice Silversides, MD

    Heart and Vascular Institute | 2023 Fontan Conf Videos | Pregnancy in Fontan Kreutzer Candice Silversides

  • Panel Discussion

    Heart and Vascular Institute | 2023 Fontan Conference | Panel Session 1