Pregnancy Management

The Latest Data on Pregnancy and Mechanical Heart Valves.        
Presented by Jolien Roos-Hesselink, MD. PhD

roos-hesselink-jolienJolien Roos-Hesselink is Professor of Cardiology at the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.  She is director of the Department of Adult Congenital Heart Disease. Her clinical work and research involves adult congenital heart disease, pregnancy in cardiac patients and aortic disease.
She has authored and co-authored over 200 scientific publications and mentored 10 PhD students. She is incoming-chair of the ESC working group on Adult Congenital Heart Disease. She participated in the Taskforce for writing ESC-guidelines on Pregnancy and cardiac disease, and on Endocarditis.
At the moment she is principal investigator of a multicentre study investigating bicuspid aortic valve disease and Turner syndrome and she is founder and co-chairperson of the Registry on Pregnancy and Cardiac Disease (ROPAC) on behalf of the European Society of Cardiology.


Should She Push? Second Stage Labor Decisions.          
Presented by Abigail Khan, MD
Dr. Abigail May Khan received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and went on to complete a residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. She completed her adult cardiology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and then an adult congenital heart disease fellowship at UPenn/The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  She is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Knight Cardiovascular Institute at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Khan has published in multiple areas of cardiology including biomarkers, risk assessment, and advanced imaging. Her current clinical and research interests include cardiac disease in pregnancy and the use of claims data to understand outcomes in the ACHD population.


Cardiac Procedures during Pregnancy – Who, What, When and How?        
Presented by Carole Warnes, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

warnes-caroleDr. Warnes is a Professor of Medicine and a consultant in the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases and Pediatric Cardiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
She received her medical degree from Newcastle upon Tyne University in England and completed general medical training before going to London to pursue cardiology.  She completed her postgraduate thesis at the National Institutes of Health before returning to the National Heart Hospital in London for another two years.  She joined the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic in 1987, where she began the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic.  She was Dean of the School of Continuing Medical Education for ten years.
At Mayo Clinic, she received the Henry S. Plummer Distinguished Physician Award in 2004, the Distinguished Educator Award in 2010, and has received eight Cardiovascular Teacher of the Year Awards.  In 2015 she received the Laennec master Clinician Award from the AHA, and in 2016 she received the 2016 Distinguished Fellow Award from the American College of Cardiology.  She co-chaired the ACC/AHA Guidelines for the Management of Adult Congenital Heart Disease, has edited three books, and published over 200 manuscripts.


Managing the Dilated Aorta throughout Pregnancy and Labor.        
Presented by Candice Silversides, MD
Toronto Congenital Cardiac Center for Adults and  Obstetric Medicine Program,
University of Toronto

Silversides_Candice picDr. Silversides is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. She is research director of the Toronto Congenital Cardiac Center for Adults and head of the Obstetric Medicine Program at the University of Toronto. She co-chaired the 2009 Canadian Cardiovascular Society Consensus Conference on Adult Congenital Heart Disease. Her research has focused on adult congenital heart disease and pregnancy and heart disease.

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