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Continuing Medical Education at Children’s
CME in pediatric heart transplant is a priority at Children's. We host Best Practices in Pediatrics CME conferences, offer on-demand archived webcasts of Practical Pediatrics Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds events and Grand Rounds videos. We also participate in additional conferences and training programs as well as publish our online newsletter, Pediatric Rounds.
Research and quality at Children’s
Children's is involved in multiple research studies and clinical trials related to pediatric heart transplantation. In addition, our Quality Improvement initiatives include monthly clinical transplant meetings, an enhanced patient selection system, identification of determinates of survival based on identified risk factors, an updated immunization plan and improved evaluation of post-transplant quality of life.
- MRI validated echocardiographic technique to measure total cardiac volume: a tool for donor-recipient size matching in pediatric heart transplantation. (Camarda J, Saudek D, Tweddell J, Mitchell M, Woods R, Otto M, Simpson P, Stendahl G, Berger S, Zangwill S) Pediatr Transplant 2013 May;17(3):300-6
- Outcomes of cardiac transplantation in single-ventricle patients with plastic bronchitis: a multicenter study. (Gossett JG, Almond CS, Kirk R, Zangwill S, Richmond ME, Kantor PF, Tresler MA, Lenderman SM, Naftel DC, Matthews KL, Pahl E) J Am Coll Cardiol 2013 Mar 5;61(9):985-6
- Dual-axis rotational coronary angiography: a new technique for detecting graft coronary vasculopathy in pediatric heart transplant recipients. (Gudausky TM, Pelech AN, Stendahl G, Tillman K, Mattice J, Berger S, Zangwill S) Pediatr Cardiol 2013 Mar;34(3):560-5
- Organizational structure and processes in pediatric heart transplantation: a survey of practices. (Stendahl G, Bobay K, Berger S, Zangwill S) Pediatr Transplant 2012 May;16(3):257-64
- Comparison of risk factors and outcomes for pediatric patients listed for heart transplantation after bidirectional Glenn and after Fontan: an analysis from the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study. (Kovach JR, Naftel DC, Pearce FB, Tresler MA, Edens RE, Shuhaiber JH, Blume ED, Fynn-Thompson F, Kirklin JK, Zangwill SD) J Heart Lung Transplant 2012 Feb;31(2):133-9
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Among the nation's best
U.S. News & World Report has once again ranked the Herma Heart Institute at Children's Wisconsin among the top programs in the nation for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery. This ranking reflects the excellent outcomes and care we provide for even the most complex heart conditions. Families travel from across the country, and even around the world, to receive care from our specialists who are experienced in treating congenital heart disease from before birth and into adulthood.Read the Report