Aims of the task force
- To improve the standardisation of cardiovascular imaging (CVI) practice for (A)CHD patients,
- To highlight major issues, challenges and imaging priorities,
- To develop multicentre studies and research to ease clinical practice,
- To support education, training, knowledge-sharing and interaction with other task forces and groups,
- with the overall aim to bring down mortality and morbidity and improve the quality of life in patients with congenital heart disease.
(A)CHD Task Force nucleus members
- Chair: Professor Giovanni Di Salvo (Italy)
- Deputy Chair: Professor Jolien Roos-Hesselink (The Netherlands)
- Dr. Alexandra Arvanitaki (Greece)
- Dr. Sonya Babu-Narayan (United Kingdom)
- Dr. Misha Bhat (Sweden)
- Dr. Beatrice Bonello (France)
- Dr. Margarita Brida (Croatia)
- Dr. Laura Dos Subira (Spain)
- Dr. Roxana Enache (Romania)
- Dr. Heiner Latus (Germany)
- Prof. Emanuela Valsangiacomo Buechel (Switzerland)
- Asst Prof.Alexander Van De Bruaene (Belgium)
- Dr. Massimiliano Cantinotti (Italy) - AEPC elected representative for Echo
- Prof. Gerald Greil (United States) - AEPC elected representative for CT/Nuclear
- Dr. Francesca Raimondi (Italy) - AEPC elected representative for CMR
EACVI (A)CHD TaskForce white paper
EACVI (A)CHD resources
Multimodality Imaging in Congenital Heart Disease e-learning course: Eleven world-leading experts in congenital heart disease share their knowledge in nine high-quality tutorials.
EACVI Certification programmes
- EACVI/AEPC Congenital Heart Disease Echocardiography (Echo CHD)
- EACVI Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Congenital Heart Disease (CMR/CHD)
- Mitral valve regurgitation management: what is new? (February 2022, open access)
- Stress echo and contrast echocardiography in CHD (April 2021, EACVI Premium access)
- 2020 Adult Congenital Heart Disease ESC Guidelines: implications for practice (January 2021, ESC Premium access)
- 4D flow quantification by CMR (October 2020, EACVI Premium access)
- The 2020 guidelines in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD): What's in them for nurses & AHPs ? (September 2020, ACNAP Premium access)
- EACVI Webinar: Intraoperative TOE in valvular and congenital heart diseases (February 2019, EACVI Premium access)
EACVI Consensus and Position Papers on CHD
- Imaging the adult with simple shunt lesions: position paper from the EACVI and the ESC WG on ACHD. Endorsed by AEPC (Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology), European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging
- Imaging the adult with congenital heart disease: a multimodality imaging approach—position paper from the EACVI, European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging
- Three-dimensional echocardiography in congenital heart disease: an expert consensus document from the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging and the American Society of Echocardiography, European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging
- Indications for cardiovascular magnetic resonance in children with congenital and acquired heart disease: an expert consensus paper of the Imaging Working Group of the AEPC and the Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Section of the EACVI, European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging
- 2020 ESC Guidelines for the management of adult congenital heart disease. Eur Heart J. 2021 Feb 11;42(6):563-645. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehaa554.
- 2018 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Apr 2;73(12):1494-1563. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2018.08.1028.
- Multimodality Imaging Guidelines of Patients with Transposition of the Great Arteries: A Report from the American Society of Echocardiography Developed in Collaboration with the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016 Jul;29(7):571-621. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2016.04.002.
- Echocardiography. Special Issue: Echo in Adult Congenital Heart Disease - Ramdas Pai, MD, and Padmini Varadarajan, MD. Volume 32, Issue S2. Pages: i-iii, S109-S188. January 2015.
- Recommendations for Multimodality Assessment of Congenital Coronary Anomalies: A Guide from the American Society of Echocardiography: Developed in Collaboration with the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Japanese Society of Echocardiography, and Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2020 Mar;33(3):259-294. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2019.10.011.
- Guidelines for Performing a Comprehensive Transesophageal Echocardiographic: Examination in Children and All Patients with Congenital Heart Disease: Recommendations from the American Society of Echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2019 Feb;32(2):173-215. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2018.08.016.
Three-dimensional Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease: An Expert Consensus Document from the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging and the American Society of Echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017 Jan;30(1):1-27. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2016.08.022.
- Guidelines for the Echocardiographic Assessment of Atrial Septal Defect and Patent Foramen Ovale: From the American Society of Echocardiography and Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015 Aug;28(8):910-58. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2015.05.015.
- Multimodality imaging guidelines for patients with repaired tetralogy of fallot: a report from the American Society of Echocardiography: developed in collaboration with the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and the Society for Pediatric Radiology. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2014 Feb;27(2):111-41. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2013.11.009.
- Three-dimensional echocardiography in the assessment of congenital mitral valve disease. Kutty S, Colen TM, Smallhorn JF. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2014 Feb;27(2):142-54.
- Consensus recommendations for echocardiography in adults with congenital heart defects from the International Society of Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ISACHD). Int J Cardiol. 2018 Dec 1;272:77-83. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.07.058.
- ACC/AHA/ASE/HRS/ISACHD/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/SOPE 2020 Appropriate Use Criteria for Multimodality Imaging During the Follow-Up Care of Patients With Congenital Heart Disease: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Solution Set Oversight Committee and Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force, American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, Heart Rhythm Society, International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and Society of Pediatric Echocardiography. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 Feb 18;75(6):657-703. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2019.10.002.
- Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adult by Wyman Lai, Luc Mertens, Meryl Cohen, and Tal Geva (2016), 2nd edition.
- Echocardiography in Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease by Benjamin W. Eidem, Frank Cetta, and Patrick W. O'Leary (2014), 2nd edition.
- Transesophageal Echocardiography for Congenital Heart Disease by Pierre C. Wong, Wanda C. Miller - Hance, and Norman H. Silverman (2014)
- Echocardiography in Adult Congenital Heart Disease by Wei Li, Michael Henein, and Michael A. Gatzoulis (2007)
- Recommendations for cardiovascular magnetic resonance in adults with congenital heart disease from the respective working groups of the European Society of Cardiology
Kilner PJ, Geva T, Kaemmerer H, Trindade PT, Schwitter J, Webb GD. Eur Heart J. 2010 Apr;31(7):794-805.
- Indications for cardiovascular magnetic resonance in children with congenital and acquired heart disease: an expert consensus paper of the Imaging Working Group of the AEPC and the Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Section of the EACVI
Valsangiacomo Buechel ER, Grosse-Wortmann L, Fratz S, Eichhorn J, Sarikouch S, Greil GF, Beerbaum P, Bucciarelli-Ducci C, Bonello B, Sieverding L, Schwitter J, Helbing WA; EACVI, Galderisi M, Miller O, Sicari R, Rosa J, Thaulow E, Edvardsen T, Brockmeier K, Qureshi S, Stein J. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Mar;16(3):281-97. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jeu129. Epub 2015 Feb 17.
- Guidelines and protocols for cardiovascular magnetic resonance in children and adults with congenital heart disease: SCMR expert consensus group on congenital heart disease
Fratz S, Chung T, Greil GF, Samyn MM, Taylor AM, Valsangiacomo Buechel ER, Yoo SJ, Powell AJ. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2013 Jun 13;15:51. doi: 10.1186/1532-429X-15-51
- Imaging of congenital heart disease in adults.
Babu-Narayan SV, Giannakoulas G, Valente AM, Li W, Gatzoulis MA. Eur Heart J. 2016 Apr 14;37(15):1182-95. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehv519. Epub 2015 Sep 29.
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You may also refer to the Recommended Reading on Adult Congenital Heart Diseases from the ESC Working Group on Adult Congenital Heart Diseases