Devyani Chowdhury, MD, discusses her session on syncope in young children at the 2022 AAP National Conference & Exhibition.
Hello! My name is Devyani Chowdhury. I'm a pediatric and adult congenital cardiologist and the director of my practice, Cardiology Care for Children in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I also serve as the medical director of the Adult Congenital Program at Nemours Children's Cardiac Center in Wilmington, Delaware and a professor, affiliated with Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
I'm really excited to be here at the AAP conference. The topic that I have been assigned to talk about is syncope in the young. So we will be discussing syncope in children less than eight years of age.This is a unique group of children, very hard to assess syncope, because you can get good history, you can figure out what's going on, you don't have the classic prodromal symptoms. And at the same time, we are all worried because we don't want these children to have a bad outcome. We want to make sure we can figure out when is it that we need to refer them to a subspecialist. When is it that we really have to be worried about these little ones when they pass out? I really look forward to seeing you at our session. In case you can make it please look us up and I'm sure there'll also be a recording of the session [on the AAP Conference website]. And I'm super excited to do this session in person and not on a zoom call. Thank you very much.