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.

Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

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
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: Kara Goss, M.D.Kara Goss, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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