Pediatric cardiology deals with a huge number of structural heart defects, resulting from the combination of about 20 defects in the cardiovascular anatomy. Especially in the case of small neonates, an exact diagnosis is the main requirement for optimal therapy control.
Therapeutic approaches are usually operative catheter-based interventions or open chest surgeries and are associated with a high mortality rate. This intervening therapy is imperative for critical heart defects in the first year of life and often must be continued and optimized throughout the life of these children. Thanks to optimal therapy planning and therapy control by means of virtual 3D models, these interventions can be considerably simplified and made safer.
In this webinar, Dr. Glöckler from the University Hospital Erlangen in Germany demonstrates the potential of virtual 3D planning in the hospital care routine of pediatric cardiac patients.
The webinar focuses on the following areas:
- Possibilities of intervention planning for complex cardiac defects
- 3D navigation in the pediatric cath lab