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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 managing heart failure in Fontan-Kreutzer and timing for replacement therapy here.
For more information or to refer a patient, please email HVIReferral@upmc.edu.
Session III: Managing Heart Failure in Fontan-Kreutzer and Timing for Replacement Therapy
Moderated by Shawn West, MD, and Kristen Rose Felker, MD