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
Pulmonary Regurgitation – Results from the Harmony Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Trial
Heart International. 2020;14(2):Online ahead of journal publication
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 […]
Pompe disease: Expanding manifestations and evolving management
Watch leading experts discuss recent developments in Pompe disease, including refined understanding of phenotypes and multisystem clinical manifestations emerging in the era of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT). The impact on paediatric patients and their caregivers is also explored, alongside approaches to further optimize multidisciplinary management of Pompe disease.
- Discuss how successful ERT has led to the new phenotype of infantile-onset Pompe disease
- Describe the multisystem disorders of late-onset Pompe disease
- Explain the approaches that are being used to address the unmet treatment needs for Pompe disease
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
Cardiac tumors in a tertiary care cancer hospital: clinical features, echocardiographic findings, treatment and outcomes
Heart International 2012;7(1):e4
Large patent ductus arteriosus in an adult complicated by pulmonary endarteritis and embolic lung abscess
Heart International 2011;6(2):e16
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