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Charting Pediatrics

Aug 21, 2018

HLHS care poses a unique challenge for pediatric primary care providers. Pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon James (Jim) Jaggers, MD joins us today to discuss the primary care, treatment and future for patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS).

Dr. Jaggers is Co-Director of the Heart Institute and the Barton-Elliman Chair in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at Children's Colorado.

In this episode:

  • Dr. Jaggers' approach to surgical intervention for HLHS
  • How pediatricians and family doctors can support their patients and families confronting an HLHS diagnosis
  • Ongoing and follow-up care for HLHS patients in the pediatricians' office
  • The long-term prognosis for HLHS patients
  • How the nation's leading pediatric hospitals are collaborating to provide solutions for patients with HLHS in a groundbreaking consortium
  • Future innovation and care for HLHS patients