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D-TGA Chat, Part 1: Life after an Arterial Switch or Rastelli procedure #ACHACares
Are you an adult diagnosed with D-transposition of the great arteries (D-TGA)? Did you have either an Arterial Switch or Rastelli procedure? Are you aware that D-TGA is a rare and complicated congenital heart disorder? Without the miracle of modern congenital heart surgery, it would not be survivable. Did you know that the surgical technique was dramatically modified about 40 years ago? This was done to try to restore the left heart as the major pumping chamber. While this improved the health of many, it also brought with it a unique set of problems and long-term concerns. Join Dr. Krasuski as he reviews what we know about arterial switch surgeries and what we still need to learn. Register today.

Jan 23, 2019 7:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Richard Krasuski, MD
Directory of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center @Duke Univerity
Dr. Richard Krasuski is Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, the Director of Hemodynamic Research, and Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center. He served as an officer in the United States Air Force at Wilford Hall Medical Center in Texas, where in 2004 he was named Researcher of the Year. In 2005 he became the youngest physician ever recognized for the Gold Headed Cane Award for “academic, clinical and research expertise.” He directed the Adult Congenital Heart Program at the Cleveland Clinic for a decade, where in 2013 he was awarded the Bruce Hubbard Stewart Award for Humanistic Medicine. He returned to Duke, where he did his Cardiology Fellowship, in 2015; he and his family have since renewed their love for college towns and college basketball. Dr. Krasuski currently serves on the ACHA Medical Advisory Board, and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, & the European Society of Cardiology.