E. Kevin Hall, MBBCh (a medical degree awarded in several countries outside of the U.S.), director of the Yale Medicine Pediatric Heart Failure Program, treats children and young adults with heart failure and/or cardiomyopathies. These are heart muscle conditions that ultimately lead to various types and degrees of heart dysfunction.
Dr. Hall directs a multidisciplinary group of caregivers who strive to improve the symptoms, outcomes, and qualities of life for children when their hearts are unable to beat on their own. The team employs such supportive measures as medicines, mechanical devices, or, when necessary, heart transplantation.
Dr. Hall notes that there have been remarkable advancements in recent years with all forms of treatment. “These advancements lead to improved quality of life and better long-term outcomes for children with these conditions,” he says.
Each child is different, says Dr. Hall, stressing that it is important for doctors to develop highly tailored individual treatment plans as well as a close rapport with children in order to develop trust and maximize the chances of optimal outcomes.
Yale Medicine, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital