The survival of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) has improved in recent decades. However, it still remains below expectations for the population without CHD. Because of this, advance care planning (ACP) is an important part of care for adults with CHD. Do you want to learn more? This webinar will talk about different cases that outline both benefits of and patient preferences for ACP. It will also give you practical advice for discussing ACP and end-of-life discussions with your ACHD healthcare team.
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About the Presenters
Dr. Lin is a member of the ACHA Medical Advisory Board. He was born and raised in Tempe, AZ. His education and training has taken him to New Haven, CT, Charlottesville, VA, and Boston. Caring for adults with congenital heart disease captured his heart and mind during cardiology training at Washington University in St Louis. He went on to receive additional training at St Louis Children’s Hospital and Barnes Jewish Hospital where he specialized not only in adult congenital heart disease, but also in transcatheter interventions in congenital heart disease. After moving to Houston, he started the Houston Methodist Adult Congenital Heart Program, which now continues to grow.
Dr. De Leon is a member of the AAFP and AAPHM. She was born in Washington D.C. Her education and training was mostly at University of Texas Health Science Center. Her primary specialty is family medicine which led to her calling of practicing palliative medicine caring for patients with serious and/or terminal conditions. Dr. De Leon has authored presentations at regional meetings in the advancement and development of Palliative Care. She currently practices at Houston Methodist Hospital Supportive and Palliative Care Department and is also an adjunct assistant professor at Texas A&M University College of Medicine.