Session 2: Atrial Septal Defects

In Session 2 of the Pediatric Cardiac Morphology Master Class, Dr. Robert Anderson, Dr. Justin T. Tretter, Dr. Sara M. Trucco and Diane Spicer, BS, PA (ASCP), present about atrial septal defects.

  • Dr. Anderson describes the development of the atrial septum
  • Diane Spicer, BS, PA (ASCP) explains the difference between atrial septal defects and interatrial communication 
  • Dr. Tretter presents an echo assessment of the atrial septum
  • Dr. Trucco provides an overview on ASD morphology and percutaneous device closure and describes device selection when multiple defects are present

Educational Objectives 

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review normal septal morphology and septal development
  • Describe the differences between atrial septal defects and interatrial communications
  • Explain percutaneous device closure 

Disclosures

Dr. Anderson, Dr. Tretter, and Diane Spicer, BS, PA (ASCP), have reported no relevant relationships with entities producing health care goods or services.

Dr. Trucco has financial interests with the following entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

•Co-investigator, Amplatzer Post-Market Approval Study

All presenters' disclosures of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers, and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

For your credit transcript, please access our website four weeks postcompletion at http://ccehs.upmc.com and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page.

Release Date: 6/4/2020 | Last Modified On: 6/4/2020 | Expires: 6/4/2021