Symposium on Coronary Artery Anomalies 2018

This symposium is designed to provide a dedicated forum to discuss the diagnosis and management of patients with coronary artery anomalies (CAA).

Topics include anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA), Kawasaki disease, and myocardial bridges.

For questions or additional information, contact Tess Guerrero at taguerre@texaschildrens.org or 832-826-5664.

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December 7 & 8, 2018

Texas Children's Hospital
4th Floor Conference Center
Houston, TX 77030

Program Agenda


Program Overview

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) in the young is a rare but devastating event that affects families and communities. Anomalous aortic origin of coronary artery (AAOCA) is the second leading cause of SCD in young athletes. The absolute risk is unknown, thus controversy exists regarding patient evaluation and management, also true for patients with myocardial bridges (MB). Moreover, exercise activity is controversial upon such diagnoses. Modes of imaging and functional myocardial assessment remain controversial. Kawasaki disease can also be devastating given potential coronary artery involvement, and evaluation and management is controversial in young patients.

This symposium is designed to provide a dedicated forum to discuss the diagnosis and management of patients with coronary artery anomalies (CAA). Topics will include anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA), Kawasaki disease, and myocardial bridges.


Target Audience

Physicians (cardiologists, radiologists, cardiac surgeons, intensivists), advanced practice providers, trainees, nurses from diverse levels of practice: academic and private, hospital and office based, local and national.