Do you know that congenital heart patients only represent a very small and relatively young group of all valve replacement patients? Do you know that tissue valves on the right side of the heart last longer than they do on the left side? By attending this webinar, you will learn this and more. Dr. Gary Webb, noted ACHD cardiologist, will talk about the different types of artificial valves. He will also tell you why a mechanical valve is sometimes favored over a tissue valve. You will also learn about clotting, endocarditis (heart infection), why valves deteriorate, and why sometimes the artificial valve and the patient are a mismatch. He will also discuss pregnancy in a woman with an artificial valve. Don’t miss it….register now!
This webinar was made possible in part by unrestricted educational grants from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc., Gilead Sciences, St. Jude Medical Foundation and AstraZeneca.