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Acute Grown-Up Congenital Heart Disease (GUCH)

This topic is a part of the E-learning programme (ESCeL) on Acute Cardiovascular Care which offers a portfolio of 79 chapters among 11 sections.

Whilst GUCH patients are generally best looked after in specialist centres, they will inevitably present to non-specialist centres when acutely unwell, and all cardiologists (and those involved in acute and emergency medicine, as well as intensive care medicine) should have a safe and systematic approach to initial investigation and management of these patients whilst seeking expert help.

This educational programme is an unique and comprehensive resource for approaching the acutely unwell/critically ill GUCH patient in a systematic way.

Written by real experts in the field – from the GUCH multidisciplinary team, reflecting the need for MDT-working in acute GUCH, GUCH intensive care - it also shows examples of anatomy, physiology, typical ECGs, echocardiograms, CTs and CMRs

These courses are based on the textbook chapter: Congenital Heart Disease in Adults of the ESC textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care, 2nd edition 2015 by S. Price, B. Keogh, L. Swan

What’s inside?

6 courses on:

  • Introduction & epidemiology
  • Classifications and definitions in GUCH
  • Principles of management of the acutely ill GUCH patient
  • Acute medical conditions in GUCH
  • Postoperative management of the GUCH patient
  • Anaesthesia and sedation - considerations for the acutely unwell GUCH patient

Each course ends with a MCQs test.

How to access online courses?

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Course Co-ordinator

  • Dr Miriam Conway
  • Dr Susanna Price

Course Authors

  • Dr Rafa Alonso
  • Dr Bertrand Annan
  • Dr Sonja Babu-Narayan
  • Dr Basrull Bhaludin
  • Dr Miriam Conway
  • Dr Kostas Dimopoulos
  • Dr Sabine Ernst
  • Prof Michael Gatzoulis
  • Dr Ee Ling Heng
  • Dr Sian Jaggar
  • Dr Matthew Jones
  • Dr Brian Keogh
  • Dr Wei Li
  • Dr David Lloyd
  • Jonathan Lyne
  • Dr Phil Marino
  • Dr Ana Martinez-Naharro
  • Prof Raad Mohaddiin
  • Dr Nitha Naqvi
  • Dr Richard Paul
  • Prof John Pepper
  • Dr Susanna Price
  • Dr Mike Rubens
  • Mr Michael Smith
  • Dr Lorna Swan
  • Dr Anselm Uebing
  • Dr Mary White