SOURCE: OR-Live, Inc.

March 24, 2008 15:37 ET

ORLive Presents: Pediatric Grand Rounds Lecture Entitled Mechanical Support for a Child's Failing Heart: Past, Present and Future

Live Webcast: From Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh: April 10, 2008 at 8:00 AM EDT (12:00 UTC)

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwire - March 24, 2008) - Pediatric patients with severe cardiac dysfunction can benefit from the placement of a ventricular assist device. Unfortunately, the availability of pediatric mechanical devices is very limited, especially for the management of neonates, infants and small children.

On Thursday, April 10 at 8:00AM EDT on www.OR-Live.com, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC will present a Pediatric Grand Rounds lecture titled "Mechanical Support for a Child's Failing Heart: Past, Present and Future." The presenter, Peter D. Wearden, MD, PhD, is the director of the Pediatric Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Support Program at Children's Hospital and an assistant professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The lecture will be introduced by Victor O. Morell, MD, chief of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery and associate professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Dr. Wearden will discuss the current status and future developments in pediatric ventricular assist devices.

Visit: http://www.or-live.com/cpi/2324 to learn more about heart disease in children and view a program preview. VNR: http://www.or-live.com/rams/cpi-2324-mkw-q.ram

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