The Birth of Heart Surgery:
Lessons from the "Blue Baby" Operation

A Video Encore Presentation Presented by All Children's Hospital - Johns Hopkins Medicine

All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida – a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine – invites you to view an insightful conversation with global experts that will trace the evolution of pediatric heart surgery from its roots in the first tetralogy of Fallot operation to present day.

The Birth of Heart Surgery: Lessons from the "Blue Baby" Operation, was originally presented at the Sixth World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery in South Africa in February 2013. We invite you to view this conversation about the birth of pediatric heart surgery at www.allkids.org/wcpccs. Our panel of international experts chronicles the first successful repair of tetralogy of Fallot, a devastating heart malformation once deemed universally fatal. They explore the development of the Blalock-Taussig shunt by Alfred Blalock, Helen Taussig, and Vivien Thomas at Johns Hopkins in 1944, known as the "Blue Baby" operation, which revolutionized the treatment of pediatric heart disease and ushered in a new era of cardiac surgery. They also review the pathology, diagnosis, incidence, treatment and prognosis of tetralogy of Fallot.

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HOSTS

Duke E. Cameron, MD, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

Susan Collins, MBA, RN, All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida

Jeffrey P. Jacobs, MD, All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida

PANEL OF EXPERTS

The Start of a New Era: The "Blue Baby Operation"
Luca A. Vricella, MD, FACS, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Anatomy of Tetralogy of Fallot
Professor Robert H. Anderson, MD, FRCPath, London, England

Population-Based Analysis of Patients with Tetralogy of Fallot
Joel S. Brenner, MD, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Echocardiography of Tetralogy of Fallot
Norman H. Silverman, MD, DSc, FACC, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA

Cardiac Catheterization of Patients with Tetralogy of Fallot
Gary E. Stapleton, MD, All Children's Hospital, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA

Modern Surgical Management of Patients with Tetralogy of Fallot with Surgical Video
Paul J. Chai, MD, All Children's Hospital, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA

Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Insertion
Jeremy M. Ringewald, MD, All Children's Hospital, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA

Surgical Pulmonary Valve Insertion
Cheul Lee, MD, PhD, Sejong General Hospital, Bucheon, Republic of Korea

Patient Care and Research
Allen D. Everett, MD, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Lessons Learned from Continental Multi-institutional Databases
Marshall L. Jacobs, MD, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

 


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