EuroGUCH

Heart Failure: Part 1

Survival Prospects of Contemporary GUCH Patients: Is Heart Failure the New Threat?
Barbara Mulder, The Netherlands

mulder picBarbara JM Mulder is Professor of Cardiology in the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2001 she initiated the national registry and DNA bank for congenital heart disease, named CONCOR ( CONgenital CORvitia), in which presently over 16.000 patients have been included. She chaired the European Heart Survey on congenital heart disease with 79 participating centers from 24 countries.. From 2010 until 2012 she was president of the International Society of Adult Congenital Cardiology, ISACHD. At present, she is the president of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology

 

State of the Art of Heart Failure Treatment in GUCH Patients
Werner Budts, Belgium

 

 

Heart Failure: Ask the Experts: Part 2

 

How would you Treat this Patient?
Case Presenter: Matthias Greutmann, Switzerland
Expert Panel: Karen Stout, USA; John Deanfield, UK, Gruschen Veldtman, USA

Failing Fontan with Protein-Loosing Enteropathy

ccTGA with Moderate Tricuspid Regurgitation and Heart Failure

Pregnant CHD with Heart Failure

 

 

Rapid Fire Session: Therapeutic Innovations: Ready for the GUCH Patient

 

Subcutaneous ICD and Life Vest
Haran Burri, Switzerland

 

 

Leadless Pacing
Christof Kolb, Germany

 

 

TAVI for the Bicuspid Aortic Valve
Stephan Windecker, Switzerland

 

 

Percutaneous Repair of the Tricuspid Valve: On the Horizon?
Francesco Maisano, Switzerland

 

 

Assist Devices for the Failing Systemic Right Ventricle
David Crossland, UK

Crossland photo

 

Overcoming Treatment Challenges in CHD-PAH Patients
Presentation and Discussion of Two Challenging Clinical Cases

 

Never Too Old to be Treated?
Dr. Alexandra C. van Dissel
Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlandsvan Dissel, alexandra photo

 

 

New Drug Therapies for GUCH Patients

 

Angiotensin Receptor-Neprilysin Inhibitors in Heart Failure from CHD
Karen Stout, USA

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NOAC’s in GUCH
Barbara Mulder, The Netherlands

 

 

Pulmonary Vasodilators in Fontan Patients
Maurice Beghetti, Switzerland

 

 

Can we use the New Pulmonary Vasodilators also in Eisenmenger?
Gerhard Diller, Germany

 

 

Oral Anticoagulation: In Whom, When and How?

 

Stroke in Adults with CHD: Incidence and Cumulative Risks
Sara Thorne, UK

 

 

Can we use CHADS-VASC and HAS-BLED Scores to Risk Stratify GUCH Patients
Jolien W. Roos-Hesselink, The Netherlands

 

Which GUCH Patient with IART Needs Long Term Anticoagulation
Judith Bouchardy, Switzerland

 

 

Which Adult Fontan Patient Needs Anticoagulation
Gruschen Veldtman,

 

 

Which Cyanotic Patient needs Anticoagulation
Erwin Oechslin, Canada

Oechslin December 2008 picDr. Erwin Oechslin is Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, located at the Peter Munk Cardiac Center, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Erwin Oechslin was born in Einsiedeln (Switzerland) and graduated from the University of Zurich. After completion of his training in internal medicine and adult cardiology, he dedicated his education to congenital heart disease, which included one year training in pediatric cardiology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Zurich (Switzerland) and a two-year fellowship in Adult Congenital Heart Disease under the supervision of Dr. Gary Webb, Toronto. He returned to the University of Hospital of Zurich in 1998 and restructured the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program.

He moved to Toronto, Canada, in 2006 and succeeded Dr. Gary Webb as Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program. He holds the Bitove Family Professorship of Adult Congenital Heart Disease and serves as staff physician in the echo laboratory. He is President of the International Society of Adult Congenital Heart Disease (www.isachd.org) and Past-President of the CACH Network (www.cachnet.ca). He is married to Doris and has three daughters.

 

 

Jane Somerville Lecture

 

The Olympic Spirit in GUCH
John Deanfield, UK

 

Rapid Fire Session: Difficult Questions in Simple Lesions

 

 

A Surgically Closed ASD II in Childhood: Completely Corrected?
Alexander Kadner, Switzerland

 

 

 

Hypertension in Repaired Coarctation: When to Intervene and How to Treat?
Andreas Eicken, Germany

 

 

Family Screening in Bicuspide Aortic Valves: Really Necessary?
Julie De Backer, Belgium

 

 

 

Marfan = Sartan?
Romy Franken, The Netherlands

 

 

 

RCA from the Left Coronary Sinus: Who needs Surgery?
René Pretre, Switzerland

 

 

 

The Dilated PA: Is there a Risk of Dissection?
Pastora Gallego, Spain

 

 

Debates

 

Bicuspid Aortic Valve: Operate Every Aorta at 5 cm
Pro: Alessandro Giamberti, Italy
Con: Markus Schwerzmann, Switzerland

 

 

 

Every Fallot with Severe Pulmonary Regurgitation needs a New Valve
Pro: Werner Budts, Belgium
Con: Matthias Greutmann, Switzerland

 

Rapid Fire Session: Simple Questions in Complex Lesions

 

Everything is Good in Arterial Switches?
Daniel Tobler, Switzerland

 

 

 

I’m a Fontan Patient and want to get Pregnant: Any Concerns?
Lorna Swan, UK

 

 

 

The Adult Fontan Patient with Suspected Hepatic Fibrosis: Do we need Liver Biopsies?
Gruschen Veldtman, USA

 

 

 

Low-Flow Low-Gradient Pulmonary Stenosis in Repaired TOF: Fact or Fiction?
Helmuth Baumgartner, Germany

 

 

 

TPV Options for RVOT Patients

 

Melody TPV: Past, Present and Future
Dr. Andreas Eicken, Germany

 

 

 

GUCH: Technical Options & Solutions
Prof. Oliver Kretschmar, Switzerland

 

 

 

Living with a Heart Defect

 

Prescribing PDE-5-Inhibitors for Erectile Dysfunction: Safe in GUCH Patients?
Gerhard Diller, Germany

 

 

Lets Talk about Sex
Claudia Franke, Germany

 

 

 

Piercing and Tattoos: A Threat for our Patients?
Philip Moons, Belgium

 

 

 

Depression and Suicide among GUCH Patients: Never Heard of?
Adrienne Kovacs, USA

 

 

Sports and GUCH

 

Competitive Sport with a Dilated Aorta: Really Dangerous?
Christian Schmied, Switzerland

 

 

 

Sudden Cardiac Death in GUCH Patients during Activity: Who is Really at Risk?
Dipen Shah, Switzerland

 

 

I want to Dive with my Heart Defect: Any Concerns?
Martin Kraus, Switzerland

 

 

The New ACC Recommendations for Competitives Athletes with CHD: Sense or Nonsense?
Harald Gabriel, Austria

 

 

Closing Session: Best Abstract Awards

 

Third Prize – Short Presentation by Winner: High Pulmonary Wedge Pressures Independently Predict Atrial Fibrillation in Patients after Trans-Catheter Closure of Atrial Septal Defect
Lukas Mark Meier, Canada

 

 

 

Second Prize – Short Presentation by Winner: Collagen Turnover Biomarkers and Systemic Right Ventricle Remodeling in Adults with Previous Atrial Switch Procedure for Transposition of the Great Arteries
Magdalena Lipczynska, Poland 

 

 

 

First Prize – Short Presentation by Winner: Characteristics and Outcomes of Heart Failure-related Hospitalization in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease
Magalie Ladouceur, France

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