Title

Summary of the 2015 International Paediatric Heart Failure Summit of Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2015

Identifier

DOI: 10.1017/S1047951115001353

Abstract

In the United States alone, ∼14,000 children are hospitalised annually with acute heart failure. The science and art of caring for these patients continues to evolve. The International Pediatric Heart Failure Summit of Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute was held on February 4 and 5, 2015. The 2015 International Pediatric Heart Failure Summit of Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute was funded through the Andrews/Daicoff Cardiovascular Program Endowment, a philanthropic collaboration between All Children's Hospital and the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida (USF). Sponsored by All Children's Hospital Andrews/Daicoff Cardiovascular Program, the International Pediatric Heart Failure Summit assembled leaders in clinical and scientific disciplines related to paediatric heart failure and created a multi-disciplinary "think-tank". The purpose of this manuscript is to summarise the lessons from the 2015 International Pediatric Heart Failure Summit of Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute, to describe the "state of the art" of the treatment of paediatric cardiac failure, and to discuss future directions for research in the domain of paediatric cardiac failure.

Journal Title

Cardiology in the young

Volume

25 Suppl 2

First Page

8

Last Page

30

MeSH Keywords

Congresses as Topic; Heart Defects, Congenital; Heart Failure; Hospitals, Pediatric; Humans; Pediatrics; United States

Keywords

CHD; cardiac transplantation; heart failure; heart transplantation; Children; paediatric heart failure; transplantation; ventricular assist device

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