Sushma Reddy, MD
“The Neglected Right Heart”
To increase awareness and education for pediatric providers
Dr. Sushma Reddy is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University with expertise in cardiovascular intensive care caring for pre and post-operative and critically ill children and adults. The increasing incidence of heart failure amongst children surviving palliation of congenital heart surgery, brought the neglected right ventricle to the forefront. To better understand why the right ventricle fails and why it does not respond to standard left heart failure therapies, Dr. Reddy’s lab moved into cardiovascular phenotyping and developed mouse models of congenital heart disease that recapitulate abnormal loading conditions on the heart, physiologic monitoring and imaging, and now have extensive experience in both in-vivo and in-vitro models. She has used these models to advance the understanding of the mechanisms of right heart failure in children and adults with congenital heart disease with the long-term goal of identifying noninvasive diagnostic tools to better assess right ventricular health and to develop right ventricle specific therapeutics.
Sushma Reddy, MD has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
The Pediatric Grand Rounds Planning Committee (Deepak Kamat, MD, PhD, Daniel Ranch, MD and Elizabeth Hanson, MD) has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. Planning Committee member Steven Seidner, MD has disclosed he receives funding from Draeger Medical for the Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the Infinity Acute Care System Workstation Neonatal Care Babylog VN500 Device in High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV) Mode in Extremely Low Birth Weight (ELBW) Neonates for which he is a co-principal investigator.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00 hour)
Non-Physician Participation Credit (1.00 hour)
MOC-2 credit (1.00 hour)
Pediatric Doctors and Providers
Faculty, residents, health care providers; medical students and trainees.
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio designates this live activity up to a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Attendance. For information on applicability and acceptance, please consult your professional licensing board.