The complexities of invasive pulmonary vasoreactivity testing and its interpretation in ACHD

Presented by: Gruschen Veldtman, FRCP, MBChB

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Veldtman photoGruschen R. Veldtman, FRCP, MBChB, is appointed in the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. His major achievement has been the establishment of patient and science centered clinical programs that serve adult patients with various complexity of congenital heart conditions. His major academic contributions have been in the field of liver disease as it relates to the Fontan circulation.

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Atrial septal defect with pulmonary hypertension: When to close, to pre-treat and close or to stay away from intervention

Presented by: Helmut Baumgartner, MD

University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany

Helmut baumgartnerDr. Helmut Baumgartner is Professor of Cardiology/Adult Congenital Heart Disease at the University of Muenster and Director of the Division of Adult Congenital and Valvular Heart Disease at the University Hospital Muenster in Muenster Germany. He trained in Austria, spent one year in the U.S. and was associate Professor of Medicine/Cardiology at the University of Vienna for 14 years before his appointment at the University of Muenster in 2007. Already in Austria he developed Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Valvular Heart Disease Programs at the Vienna General Hospital. He was one of the founding members of the Working Group on Adult Congenital Heart Disease of Austrian Society of Cardiology. He has served for many years as a member of the Working Group on Grown-up Congenital Heart Disease (GUCH) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) including chairmanship and lead the task force for the ESC Guidelines on the management of grown-up congenital heart disease.

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Are there untreated adult VSD and PDA patients who are eligible for closure: How to select and how to intervene?

Presented by: Bryan Goldstein, MD

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

B Goldstein HeadshotDr. Bryan H. Goldstein, MD is an interventional pediatric cardiologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Cincinnati College of Medicine.  Dr. Goldstein’s clinical focus is congenital cardiac catheterization and transcatheter interventions, including valve therapy and hybrid procedures.  Dr. Goldstein’s academic interests concern single ventricle physiology and long-term functional outcomes, including exercise capacity and vascular function.  Dr. Goldstein currently holds extramural funding from the AHA to investigate vascular function in Fontan survivors.  Dr. Goldstein received the PICS-AICS Young Leadership Award in 2013 and is the Chair of Research for the Pediatric and Congenital Interventional Cardiology Early Career Society (PICES), a section of the SCAI CHD council.

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Catheter-based therapies for severe pulmoary hypertension

Presented by: Audrey Marshall, MD

Boston Children’s Hospital

Marshall Audrey picDr. Marshall is Chief of the Division of Invasive Cardiology and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Boston Children’s Hospital.  After graduating from Yale University with a BA in History, and earning her MD degree at the University of Pennsylvania, she pursued training in Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital.  Here, she completed her Pediatrics Residency, a Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology, and an additional year of training in Interventional Cardiology. She performs both fetal and postnatal interventional catheterizations, also participating in combined procedures with providers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  She leads the Cardiology subgroup of the hospital committee on SCAMPs, and participates in a number of trials in the field of interventional catheterization.

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