Cardiology Fellows Test Center

A comprehensive testing program for cardiology trainees.

Could your cardiology trainees benefit from additional instruction in adult congenital heart topics?

Our testing program offers your trainees a comprehensive overview of topics related to adult congenital heart disease. View our virtual tour to learn more!

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Introduction

  • Adult congenital heart disease: care for a growing population.
  • Sequential segmental analysis of congenital heart disease

Shunt Lesions

  • Atrial septal defect I: overview.
  • Atrial septal defect II: case presentation – should this ASD be closed and how?
  • Ventricular septal defect.
  • Atrioventricular septal defect.
  • Patent ductus arteriosus.

Obstructive lesions

  • Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction.
  • Coarctation of the aorta – an overview.
  • Repaired coarctation of the aorta: follow-up in adults.
  • Right ventricular outflow tract obstruction.
  • Case presentation: subvalvular aortic stenosis.

Cyanotic lesions

  • Tetralogy of Fallot I: overview.
  • Tetralogy of Fallot II: does this patient need a pulmonary valve replacement?
  • Pulmonary atresia with VSD.
  • Complete transposition of the great arteries I: the Mustard and Senning corrections.
  • Complete transposition of the great arteries II: the arterial switch operation.
  • Truncus arteriosus.
  • Complex uncorrected cyanotic lesions: towards a Fontan circulation.
  • The Fontan circulation I: palliation of the patient with univentricular heart.
  • The failing Fontan circulation.

Miscellaneous lesions

  • Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA).
  • Case presentation: A CCTGA patient with a systemic right ventricle and severe systemic AV valve regurgitation.
  • Ebstein’s anomaly in the adult.
  • Marfan syndrome and related disorders – Diagnosis.
  • Marfan syndrome and related disorders – Management.
  • Coronary artery anomalies.
  • Case presentation: a patient with a failing left ventricle due to ALCAPA.

Imaging of ACHD patients

  • Echocardiography I: analysis of complex congenital lesions.
  • Echocardiography II: analysis of left ventricular function.
  • Echocardiography II: analysis of right ventricular function.
  • CT and MRI I: assessment of morphology.
  • CT and MRI II: assessment of ventricular and valvular function.
  • Heart catheterization I: diagnostic aspects.
  • Heart catheterization II: catheter interventions.

Rhythm and conduction disorders in ACHD patients

  • Supraventricular arrhythmias.
  • Ventricular arrhythmias.
  • Sudden death in ACHD: indications for ICD implantation.
  • Case presentation: a Fallot patient with palpitations.

Treatment of heart failure in ACHD patients

  • Medical interventions in patients with a systemic right ventricle.
  • Right heart failure and its treatment.
  • CRT in ACHD patients.
  • Heart transplantation in ACHD patients.
  • Case presentation: a patient with a failing systemic right ventricle and severe systemic AV valve regurgitation.

Reproductive issues in ACHD patients

  • Contraception for the ACHD patient.
  • Genetic counseling for adults with congenital heart disease.
  • Prepregnancy risk assessment in women with CHD.
  • Management of pregnant women with CHD.
  • Case presentation: Pregnancy in women with a mechanical valve.

Miscellaneous subjects

  • Role of advanced practice nurses in ACHD.
  • Transition from pediatric to adult congenital heart disease.
  • Risks and benefits of sports in ACHD patients.
  • Noncardiac surgery in ACHD patients.
  • Infective endocarditis and ACHD.
  • Pulmonary hypertension in ACHD patients.
  • Case presentation: clinical deterioration in a patient with Eisenmenger syndrome.
Suggested Modules for Pediatric Cardiology Fellows

  • Adult congenital heart disease: care for a growing population.
  • Atrial septal defect II: case presentation – should this ASD be closed and how?
  • Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction.
  • Coarctation of the aorta – an overview.
  • Right ventricular outflow tract obstruction.
  • Tetralogy of Fallot I: overview
  • Tetralogy of Fallot II: does this patient need a pulmonary valve replacement?
  • Complete transposition of the great arteries I: the Mustard and Senning corrections.
  • The Fontan circulation I: palliation of the patient with a univentricular heart.
  • The failing Fontan circulation.
  • Case presentation: A CCTGA patient with a systemic right ventricle and severe systemic AV valve regurgitation.
  • Marfan syndrome and related disorders.
  • Case presentation: a patient with a failing left ventricle due to ALCAPA.
  • Echocardiography I: analysis of complex congenital lesions.
  • Echocardiography II: analysis of right and left ventricular function.
  • CT and MRI I: assessment of morphology.
  • CT and MRI II: assessment of ventricular and valvular function.
  • Heart catheterization I: diagnostic aspects.
  • Heart catheterization II: catheter interventions.
  • Ventricular arrhythmias.
  • Sudden death in ACHD: indications for ICD implantation.
  • Case presentation: a Fallot patient with palpitations.
  • Medical interventions in patients with a systemic right ventricle.
  • Right heart failure and its treatment.
  • CRT in ACHD patients.
  • Heart transplantation in ACHD patients.
  • Case presentation: a patient with a failing systemic right ventricle and severe systemic AV valve regurgitation.
  • Contraception for the ACHD patient.
  • Genetic counseling for adults with congenital heart disease.
  • Prepregnancy risk assessment in women with CHD.
  • Management of pregnant women with CHD.
  • Case presentation: Pregnancy in women with a mechanical valve.
  • Transition from pediatric to adult congenital heart disease.
  • Risks and benefits of sports in ACHD patients.
  • Noncardiac surgery in ACHD patients.
  • Infective Endocarditis and ACHD.
Suggested Modules for Adult Cardiology Fellows

  • Sequential segmental analysis of congenital heart disease.
  • Atrial septal defect I: overview.
  • Atrial septal defect II: case presentation – should this ASD be closed and how?
  • Ventricular septal defect.
  • Atrioventricular septal defect.
  • Patent ductus arteriosus.
  • Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction.
  • Coarctation of the aorta – an overview.
  • Tetralogy of Fallot I: overview
  • Complete transposition of the great arteries I: the Mustard and Senning corrections.
  • Complete transposition of the great arteries II: the arterial switch operation.
  • The Fontan circulation I: palliation of the patient with a univentricular heart.
  • Case presentation: A CCTGA patient with a systemic right ventricle and severe systemic AV valve regurgitation.
  • Ebstein’s anomaly in the adult.
  • Marfan syndrome and related disorders.
  • Coronary artery anomalies.
  • Case presentation: a patient with a failing left ventricle due to ALCAPA.
  • Echocardiography I: analysis of complex congenital lesions.
  • Echocardiography II: analysis of right and left ventricular function.
  • CT and MRI I: assessment of morphology.
  • CT and MRI II: assessment of ventricular and valvular function.
  • Heart catheterization I: diagnostic aspects.
  • Heart catheterization II: catheter interventions.
  • Supraventricular arrhythmias.
  • Ventricular arrhythmias.
  • Sudden death in ACHD: indications for ICD implantation.
  • Medical interventions in patients with a systemic right ventricle.
  • Right heart failure and its treatment.
  • CRT in ACHD patients.
  • Heart transplantation in ACHD patients.
  • Contraception for the ACHD patient.
  • Genetic counseling for adults with congenital heart disease.
  • Prepregnancy risk assessment in women with CHD.
  • Management of pregnant women with CHD.
  • Case presentation: Pregnancy in women with a mechanical valve.
  • Risks and benefits of sports in ACHD patients.
  • Noncardiac surgery in ACHD patients.
  • Infective Endocarditis and ACHD.
  • Pulmonary hypertension in ACHD patients.

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