Primary prevention of sudden cardiac death – pediatric example – The HCM Academy

This case study features expert discussion surrounding a real HCM patient and is designed to raise disease awareness and provide an understanding of the risk factors for sudden cardiac death in pediatric HCM patients.

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This case study features expert discussion surrounding a real HCM patient and is designed to raise disease awareness and provide an understanding of the risk factors for sudden cardiac death in pediatric HCM patients.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this activity, attendees will be able to:

  • Recall the limitations of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) available for sudden cardiac death (SCD) prevention and how they relate to pediatric patients
  • List the risk factors that should be considered for pediatric SCD risk assessment and apply these to example data
  • Outline the patient factors to appraise when considering ICD implantation in a pediatric patient and apply these to a sample patient
  • Recall how septal z-scores are used in evaluating HCM in pediatric patient
  • Outline the potential benefits to patients of referral to an HCM Center of Excellence

Target Audience

GPs, family physicians, internists, general cardiologists, nurse specialists, pediatricians, emergency physicians.

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