EM2010E "Late Cardiopulmonary Sequelae of Premature Birth: Why the Internist Needs a Birth History" (IM GR-100220)
The purpose of this presentation is provide a review of the long-term cardiac and pulmonary sequelae of preterm birth. We will review the epidemiology and history of prematurity that have led to a growing number of individuals born preterm surviving into adulthood. Common adult cardiac and pulmonary complications will be discussed.
UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.
At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Identify premature birth as major risk factor for life-long systemic disease
- List key components of birth history that identify higher risk
- List key diseases that are increased in adults born premature
Kara Goss, M.D.
Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
- 1.00 AMA