HOME TD Medical College, Alappuzha, 22 September 2017 (Friday) 9:00 AM - 4:30PM     

     Government of Kerala as part of their IMR reduction strategy gives due importance to Congenital heart Disease Management viz, Detection of new cases at the earliest, pre surgical care, surgery and post surgical care. Department of Health and family Welfare through National health Mission takes up major activities in institutions under Directorate of Health Services and Directorate of Medical education across Kerala. Among these listed few, it is expected to improve the survival and quality of life of a lot of children. In this venture GoK has partners like UNICEF, Children's heartLik (USA) and Indian Pediatric Association. The strategy adopted is to improve the early detection of cases especially those critical congenial heart disease and offer the best timely treatment and treat pre surgical and post surgical complications in time with outmost care.

    The Department of Health& Family Welfare (Kerala), Children’s HeartLink (USA) and the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (Kerala Chapter), cordially invite you to attend the CME on Practical Challenges and Contemporary Trends in Paediatric Cardiac Care.

Background: Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) is the most common of all birth defects, occurring in about nine per 1000 live births globally and it is the fourth leading cause of neonatal deaths and must be addressed if we need to reduce the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR). Kerala is estimated to have:

  • 80,000 children (0-14 years) with CHDs
  • 4000 new cases of CHD/year
  • 1023-1364 new Critical CHD (CCHD) which requires immediate treatment
  • 60% of children with CCHD die before 1st birthday due to lack of treatment
  • 780 Infant CHD deaths per year