SOURCE: OR-Live, Inc.

September 17, 2008 14:56 ET

ORLive Presents: Prenatal Heart Diagnosis Case Discussions of Options and Treatments

Live Webcast: From Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian: October 8, 2008 7:30 AM EDT (11:30 UTC)

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 17, 2008) -


At the Center for Prenatal Pediatrics, pregnancy involves caring for two patients -- mother and baby. In high-risk cases where the baby has a birth defect, the mother may need specialized adult care while the fetus requires a pediatric focus.

The Center's patients benefit from a long tradition of professional collaboration between specialty areas and physicians at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia University Medical Center. Through years of experience, it has become clear to our renowned experts that optimal care for these complex cases is best achieved through a systematic approach of interdisciplinary collaboration. Our Center of leading specialists provides a full range of prenatal diagnostic testing, specialist consultations, genetic counseling and pregnancy management with planning for future pediatric care.

Early diagnosis, thorough evaluation and ongoing monitoring allow both physicians and families to maximize prenatal information for the medical and emotional preparation of the birth of an affected baby. We believe this interdisciplinary and unified approach increases positive pediatric outcomes. At the Center for Prenatal Pediatrics we are setting new standards of care and support for pregnant women and their families.

This webcast will feature prenatal pediatric patient cases that focus on the integrated capabilities of our interdisciplinary team with a focus on cardiac care.


Our Cardiology Center has a history of innovations in pediatric diagnostic and interventional cardiology and pediatric cardiac surgery, as well as medical education and basic clinical research in these areas. Our cardiology program is one of the largest and most preeminent pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery centers in the nation. We have great success in the dealing with the most complex cases including diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired heart disease in neonates, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

Our Cardiology Center has the only pediatric catheterization laboratories in metropolitan New York dedicated to pediatric pulmonary hypertension and arrhythmia studies, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, such as radiofrequency ablation for cardiac arrhythmias and balloon valvuloplasty. Each year, we perform more than 550 pediatric cardiac surgical procedures and 650 cardiac catheterizations. We have one of the areas most prominent pediatric echocardiology program and one of the most outstanding fetal echocardiography centers in the world; a dedicated pediatric arrhythmia management and electrophysiology program; the largest pediatric cardiac transplant and pediatric heart failure center in the U.S.; the region's only pediatric pulmonary hypertension center and an active preventive cardiology service.

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About Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian

Ranked by U. S. News & World Reports as one of the top five children's hospitals in the country, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian offers the best available care in every area of pediatrics -- including the most complex neonatal and critical care, and all areas of pediatric subspecialties -- in a family-friendly and technologically advanced setting. Building a reputation for more than a century as one of the nation's premier children's hospitals, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian is affiliated with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and is New York City's only hospital dedicated solely to the care of children and the largest provider of children's health services in the tri-state area with a long-standing commitment to its community. Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian is also a major international referral center, meeting the special needs of children from infancy through adolescence worldwide.

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Contact Information

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    OR-Live, Inc.
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