Early Fetal Echocardiography
Description: Dr. Reem Abu-Rustum and Mishella Perez, RDMS, RDCS present on Early Fetal Echocardiography. Their initial presentations highlight the impact of care, indications, accuracy, and technical considerations. Drs. Lisa Howley and Alfred Abuhamad give case presentations providing educational pearls for all, including sonographers, MFMs, obstetricians, and cardiologists alike. Early Fetal Echocardiography is an increasing interest in the widespread implementation of early obstetric anomaly screening of the fetal heart in the 1st and early 2nd trimester.
Description: Drs. Lindsay Freud and Rajesh Punn’s initial presentations highlight case-based management dilemmas and novel interventions. Along with Drs. Lisa Hornberger, Jay Pruetz, and Wayne Tworetzky, they lead a lively discussion of strategies to manage these challenging patients in-utero and immediately post-delivery. This promises to be an important discussion of ways to improve our perinatal management of a highly complex defect.
Description: Darcie Logsdon, RN, BSN, CPN from the Children’s Hospital Colorado presents on Navigating the Challenges of Prenatal Palliative Care. We discuss principles of palliative care and their application to prenatal programmatic development by hearing from Dr. Billie Winegard from Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Dr. Laila Mahmood from Children’s National Medical Center.
Interesting Case Presentations
Description: A return of “Interesting Case Presentations.” Our panel leading the case discussions includes Josh Copel, Anita Moon-Grady, Shabnam Peyvandi, Jack Rychik, and Theresa Tacy.
Cases presented by:
Review of Fetal Echocardiography Guidelines
Speaker: Mishella Perez BS, RDMS, RDCS from University of California, San Diego presents a review of Fetal Echocardiography Guidelines.
Genetic Testing after Fetal Diagnosis of CHD – Journal Club
Description: Drs. Moon-Grady and Hornberger lead a discussion of two articles on Genetic Testing after Fetal Diagnosis of CHD. The articles discussed are available by clicking here and here. An expert panel representing the fields of maternal fetal medicine, genetic counseling, and ethics join our fetal cardiologists. This is a very thought-provoking discussion on cutting edge testing and its appropriate use in prenatal diagnosis.
Please click the link below to view the webinar. (When you click the link, you’ll be asked to register with your name and email address, and then the presentation will open):
June 2020 Webinar:
Dr. Edgar Jaeggi from University of Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children is joined by Drs. Bettina Cuneo, Alfred Abuhamad, and Anita Moon-Grady to lead a panel discussion on tachyarrhythmia. Please click here for a supplemental document in which Dr. Jaeggi addresses specific questions raised during the webinar.
May 2020 Webinar:
On May 28, 2020, the Fetal Heart Society hosted its first Webinar via Zoom. It was well-attended with over 150 participants. The Webinar featured three case presentations from FHS members:
Dr. Wayne Tworetzky, Boston Children’s – It’s a Mystery
Dr. Lindsay Edwards, Seattle Children’s – A Curious Case of Hydrops
Dr. Angela McBrien, Stollery Children’s – A Late Presentation