225. ACHD: Advanced Heart Failure Therapies (MCS/HT) Among ACHD Patients with Dr. Rafael Alonso-Gonzalez

CardioNerds (Daniel Ambinder) and ACHD series co-chair Dr. Dan Clark discuss advanced heart failure therapies including mechanical circulatory support (MCS) and heart transplantation (HT) in patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) with Dr. Rafael Alonso-Gonzalez, cardiologist and director of Adult Congenital Heart Disease program at the University of Toronto and ACHD fellow Dr. Andy Pistner (University of Washington). They cover epidemiology of heart failure in ACHD, outcomes after HT, unique challenges of HT in this population, impact of allocation policies on access to transplantation, and regionalization of advanced heart failure care. They also discuss a practical approach to advanced heart failure therapy evaluation in ACHD. Audio editing by CardioNerds Academy Intern, student doctor Adriana Mares.

TheCardioNerds Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) seriesprovides a comprehensive curriculum to dive deep into the labyrinthine world of congenital heart disease with the aim of empowering every CardioNerd to help improve the lives of people living with congenital heart disease. This series is multi-institutional collaborative project made possible by contributions of stellar fellow leads and expert faculty from several programs, led by series co-chairs,Dr. Josh Saef,Dr. Agnes Koczo, andDr. Dan Clark.

The CardioNerds Adult Congenital Heart Disease Series is developed in collaboration with the Adult Congenital Heart Association, The CHiP Network, and Heart University. See more

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