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CREDITS

This site was developed by Scientific Software Solutions, Inc. under the medical direction of Allen D. Everett, MD and William Hammill, MD and was made possible by a generous grant from THE COVE POINT FOUNDATION. The illustrations, animations, and text entries were prepared under the direction of Drs. Everett and Hammill by Jasper Burns, Paul Burns, and Dr. Susan Silveira Clinton.


DISCLAIMER

The information contained on the Cove Point/Johns Hopkins Children's Center Patient Education for Congenital Heart Disease Site is not intended, nor is it implied, to be used in place of a visit, call, consultation, or advice of your physician(s) or other healthcare provider(s). A physician or other qualified healthcare provider should be consulted with any questions regarding a medical condition. Always seek medical advice prior to starting any new treatment.

The information provided on the Cove Point/Johns Hopkins Children's Center Patient Education for Congenital Heart Disease Site is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind and the Cove Point Foundation, the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, and Scientific Software Solutions, Inc. hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to any information provided on the Cove Point/Johns Hopkins Children's Center Patient Education for Congenital Heart Disease Site. The Cove Point Foundation, the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, and Scientific Software Solutions, Inc. assume no liability of any kind for any of the information contained in this web site or for any diagnosis, treatment, or other patient management decisions made in reliance thereof.

This educational resource is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals to meet specified educational needs. This design may incorporate fictitious case scenarios to highlight important issues and strategies for the safe and effective management of patients. Any similarities in circumstances to those of real persons are purely coincidental.


PRIVACY POLICY

www.pted.org is an educational website for Congenital Heart Disease. We are committed to protecting your privacy and do not collect any personally identifiable information from our users. Users may be asked to participate in an anonymous survey while on the site, which involves the use of cookies. However, answers will only be used to improve the site's content and functionality. No information will ever be passed on to any third party, unless required by law. www.pted.org contains links to other web sites. Please note that clicking on these links will open web sites which may have different privacy policies.


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