The Low Cardiac Output Syndrome in congenital cardiac surgery, 12/10/2020- 12/10/2020 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 2 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Free Online Webinar organized by the EACTA Educational Committee in collaboration with the Paediatric and Congenital Committee
Take Home message (prof. M. Momeni)
Management of LCOS after congenital heart surgery is still challenging. We don’t have so many diagnostic tools and we still use “the old fashion way” of detecting LCOS. More work is needed to analyze the value of diagnostic tools such as NIRS or PICCO in the management of LCOS after congenital heart surgery.
Despite the available literature regarding the use of inotropes and vasopressors in congenital heart surgery, there is thus still room for well designed trials to illustrate the efficacy of these drugs in this heterogenous population of children.
What’s in it for me?
After this webinar, you will better understand:
- the updates in current evidence, best practice and different diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for low cardiac output syndrome after cardiac surgery in paediatric patients undergoing congenital heart surgery;
- the roles of different inotropes like Milrinone and Levosimendan in this unique population; this would be discussed in the light of the supportive evidence;
- the values of perioperative monitoring of cerebral and somatic oxygenation using the near-infrared spectroscopy in paediatric patients with low cardiac output syndrome
Paediatric cardiac and vascular surgeons, cardiovascular anaesthetists, perfusionists, intensivists, paediatric and general anaesthetists, anaesthesia certified nurses, nurses, interns, and medical students.