An Introduction to Congenital Conditions
Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect. Treatment and management depends on the type and severity of the condition and can include medicines, catheter procedures, surgery and heart transplants.
Browse the content below where leading experts discuss the latest data in video interviews and short articles from our conference hub, and browse the selection of peer-reviewed articles from our journal portfolio.
Congenital Conditions Content
Lisa Sarfaty: Help support Rare Disease Day
Our society partner, NORD (The National Organization for Rare Disorder) has planned several initiatives to support this year’s Rare Disease Day on 28 February. These activities are aimed at raising awareness about rare diseases and the challenges faced by people living with these conditions. In this video, Lisa Sarfaty, NORD’s VP of Communication and Engagement, […]
Lisa Sarfaty: Exploring and addressing inequities in rare diseases
Rare diseases can present numerous challenges for those living with these conditions and the healthcare professionals caring for them. In this interview we discuss some of these with Lisa Sarfaty, VP of Communication and Engagement for NORD (The National Organization for Rare Disorders) and explore ways in which they could be tackled. Questions Could you […]
Damara Ortiz, Rare Disease Day 2022: The impact of Pompe disease and the importance of newborn screening
Prof. Damara Ortiz (UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA) joins us for Rare Disease Day to discuss the daily impact that Pompe disease has on patients. Prof. Ortiz discusses how emerging therapies have improved outcomes for children, and how a newborn screening program has been put in place in Pennsylvania to diagnose Pompe […]
Pulmonary Regurgitation – Results from the Harmony Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Trial
Heart International. 2020;14(2):67-8 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/HI.2020.14.2.67
Moderate-to-severe congenital heart disease, which requires specialist cardiology care, is present in around 6/1,000 live births.1 Patients born with congenital heart defects often require surgery in early life and a consequence of this initial surgical repair is pulmonary regurgitation. The severity of pulmonary regurgitation can worsen over time and present more frequent symptoms, and may […]
Pastora Gallego, ESC 2020 – Machine Learning in Sudden Cardiac Death in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease
We spoke to Dr Pastora Gallego (Adult Congenital Heart Disease Unit and UGC Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocio, Seville, Spain) on risk stratification of sudden cardiac death in adults with congenital heart disease and machine learning methods, her recent study and how we can learn from this to improve the accuracy […]
A Rare Case of Cor Triatriatum Sinister in Adulthood with Atypical Manifestation
Heart International. 2020;14(1):53-5 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/HI.2020.14.1.53
First described in 1868 by WS Church, cor triatriatum sinister (CTS) is one of the rarest congenital heart diseases in the world, with an estimated incidence of 0.1%.1,2 It is characterised by the presence of a fibrous membrane that divides the left atrium into two different regions: a proximal chamber with the pulmonary veins and […]
Purvi Parwani, Mamas Mamas, Martha Gulati, ESC 2018 – Social Media and Cardiology
Dr Purvi Parwani (Assistant Professor of Medicine, Loma Linda University Health, Loma Linda, CA, USA), Professor Mamas Mamas (Professor of Cardiology, University of Keele, Keele, UK) and Dr Martha Gulati (Head of Cardiology, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ, USA) discuss social media in cardiology. Filmed at ESC 2018, Munich. View more content […]
Phenotypic patterns of right ventricular dysfunction: analysis by cardiac magnetic imaging
Heart International 2013;8(1):e3
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