Bridging The Cardiology Gap: Care Priorities for Adults With Congenital Heart Disease
Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Yuli Kim, MD Advancements in cardiac surgery and medical care for pediatric patients over the past decades have produced a sizeable population of adults living with congenital heart disease. These adults and their unique health care needs expose an emerging gap in expertise for the cardiology community, where training in congenital heart disease management has traditionally been the provence of pediatric subspecialists. How can these adult patients find cardiologists familiar with their particular anatomy and problems, and what special care strategies must cardiologists be familiar with to provide optimal care? Dr. Jennifer Caudle will discuss the selective health care needs and personalized management strategies for adults with congenital heart disease with Dr. Yuli Kim, Medical Director of the Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.