Straight Talk: Pediatric Cardiac Care and the Global Health Agenda

In the latest issue of CardioSource WorldNews, Gerard R. Martin, MD, FACC, medical director of Global Services of Children’s National Health System and chair of ACC’s Population Health Policy and Health Promotion Committee, discusses challenges in global access to care for pediatric patients. “Many well-intentioned efforts to meet the needs of these pediatric patients fall short. When only seven percent of the population in developing countries has access to surgery for pediatric cardiovascular disease, we need to focus on building local capacity in order to treat large numbers of children.” Read more on Get the full issue on