Cardiac High Acuity Monitoring Program (CHAMP): An App for Rapid Intervention
December 14, 2015•8 min
CHAMP (Cardiac High Acuity Monitoring Program) is a multi-disciplinary based team that has been designed to meet the needs of the most complex cardiac population with single ventricle heart disease. The program closely monitors patients with single ventricle heart disease between the critical first and second stages (before stage II Glenn surgery). The team at the Ward Family Heart Center at Children’s Mercy has also developed a tool that makes it easier for families to report their single ventricle child’s vital signs from home and provides the hospital team with frequent updates needed to keep these patients well between visits.Amy Lay, MD, the Director of Inpatient Cardiology at Children’s Mercy Kansas City, is here to help you better understand CHAMP.