(Originally Posted on the American College of Cardiology website cardiosource.org in August 2013 – written by By Shiv Gaglani)
For obvious reasons, many of the technologies and innovations in cardiology are meant for middle-aged to elderly patients. Years of natural, and self-inflicted, wear and tear make members of this group the most likely to need everything from bypasses to behavioral interventions, and thus they are often the focus of device manufacturers and mobile apps. An upcoming conference in October, however, aims to redirect attention to innovations and technologies for our youngest patients.
Organized by the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), Pediatrics 2040 aims to explore how technology and innovation will transform the way we care for children over the next 25 years. Over the last quarter-century, medicine made significant strides in the treatment of pediatric conditions—such as cystic fibrosis—that prevented the patient from reaching adulthood. What improvements will we see over the next quarter-century?
Read the full interview at cardiosource.org.