Interviews with Leading Figures in Congenital Cardiac Care

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http://hezemon.com/portfolio/healthcare/ In August 2010 many of the leading figures in congenital cardiac care including some of the outstanding pioneers in the field such as Dr Aldo Castaneda and Dr William Norwood, gathered in Antigua, Guatemala to honor Aldo Castaneda on the occasion of his 80th birthday. This was also a regional satellite meeting of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. Recognizing that this gathering represented a unique opportunity, Mr John Walsh, previously of Project Hope and currently at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC as well as Dr Richard Jonas, also from Children’s National Medical Center, invited a video production company including Thalia Assuras and Shelby Scarbrough to interview these surgeons, cardiologists and intensivists to record a unique oral history for posterity. Dr Marshall Jacobs, editor of the World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery kindly agreed to undertake most of the interviews. These videos provide a glimpse into the thoughts and motivations of many of the founding figures in congenital cardiac care.

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Sir Magdi Habib Yacoub is a British-Egyptian cardiothoracic surgeon. He is Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Imperial College London.

Yacoub's major achievements may be summarised:

- establishing heart transplantation in UK and becoming the world's leading transplant surgeon
- establishing and becoming a master of the 'Ross Procedure' or pulmonary autograft, including a randomised control trial
- pioneering the modern arterial switch operation
- promoting the use of left ventricular assist devices for the 'Bridge to Recovery' and establishing the largest experience in the world
- establishing the Heart Science Centre, Magdi Yacoub Institute for research into the causes and treatment of cardiac disease
- establishing the Chain of Hope Charity which provides cardiothoracic surgical care to the developing world 
- championing academic medicine, humanitarian surgery and becoming an example of a minority surgeon who has flourished in an institution-dominated field.

He was involved in the restart of British heart transplantation in 1980 (there had been a moratorium following the series of three performed by Donald Ross in 1968), carried out the first British live lobe lung transplant and went on to perform more transplants than any other surgeon in the world. A 1980 patient, Derrick Morris, was Europe's longest surviving heart transplant recipient until his death in July 2005.

Sir Magdi Habib Yacoub is a British-Egyptian cardiothoracic surgeon. He is Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Imperial College London.

Yacoub's major achievements may be summarised:

– establishing heart transplantation in UK and becoming the world's leading transplant surgeon
– establishing and becoming a master of the 'Ross Procedure' or pulmonary autograft, including a randomised control trial
– pioneering the modern arterial switch operation
– promoting the use of left ventricular assist devices for the 'Bridge to Recovery' and establishing the largest experience in the world
– establishing the Heart Science Centre, Magdi Yacoub Institute for research into the causes and treatment of cardiac disease
– establishing the Chain of Hope Charity which provides cardiothoracic surgical care to the developing world
– championing academic medicine, humanitarian surgery and becoming an example of a minority surgeon who has flourished in an institution-dominated field.

He was involved in the restart of British heart transplantation in 1980 (there had been a moratorium following the series of three performed by Donald Ross in 1968), carried out the first British live lobe lung transplant and went on to perform more transplants than any other surgeon in the world. A 1980 patient, Derrick Morris, was Europe's longest surviving heart transplant recipient until his death in July 2005.

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WSPCHS – Interview with Sir Magdi Yacoub (Intro)

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Aldo R. Castañeda is a pioneer in pediatric cardiac surgery. He has been a vigorous supporter of early correction of complex cardiac malformations in infants and newborns. These efforts culminated in the successful repair of transposition in neonates, giving rise to the modern era of neonatal cardiac surgery. Under his mentorship William Norwood developed the Norwood operation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

Dr. Castañeda received his training at the University of Guatemala and the University of Minnesota. Upon completion, he remained at Minnesota as a faculty member. In 1972 he accepted an appointment as Cardiac Surgeon-in-Chief at The Children’s Hospital in Boston and Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. From 1981 to 1994 he served as Surgeon-in-Chief at The Children’s Hospital. Dr. Castañeda’s many contributions to pediatric cardiac surgery are remarkable and well documented in his more than 400 scientific articles and two books.

Dr. Castañeda’s work has spanned the globe. Upon retirement he returned to Guatemala and developed one of the most successful programs for pediatric cardiac surgery in Central America. More than forty of Dr. Castañeda’s trainees have served as chiefs of Pediatric Cardiac Units at institutions across the globe. In 2006 he was appointed to the Pediatric Cardiology Hall of Fame.


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Aldo R. Castañeda is a pioneer in pediatric cardiac surgery. He has been a vigorous supporter of early correction of complex cardiac malformations in infants and newborns. These efforts culminated in the successful repair of transposition in neonates, giving rise to the modern era of neonatal cardiac surgery. Under his mentorship William Norwood developed the Norwood operation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

Dr. Castañeda received his training at the University of Guatemala and the University of Minnesota. Upon completion, he remained at Minnesota as a faculty member. In 1972 he accepted an appointment as Cardiac Surgeon-in-Chief at The Children’s Hospital in Boston and Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. From 1981 to 1994 he served as Surgeon-in-Chief at The Children’s Hospital. Dr. Castañeda’s many contributions to pediatric cardiac surgery are remarkable and well documented in his more than 400 scientific articles and two books.

Dr. Castañeda’s work has spanned the globe. Upon retirement he returned to Guatemala and developed one of the most successful programs for pediatric cardiac surgery in Central America. More than forty of Dr. Castañeda’s trainees have served as chiefs of Pediatric Cardiac Units at institutions across the globe. In 2006 he was appointed to the Pediatric Cardiology Hall of Fame.


For the full-length video, please sign-in as a member at www.wspchs.org

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WSPCHS – Interview with Dr. Aldo Castaneda (Intro)

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