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ESC Working Group on Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Progress in the treatment of congenital heart disease is a success story enabling an increasing number of patients, even with complex congenital heart anomalies, to reach adult age. Accordingly, the number of adult patients with congenital heart disease is constantly growing.

However, since true correction of the cardiac lesions is seldomly achieved, these patients need lifelong expertise surveillance. There is an increasing demand for education and training in congenital heart disease, particularly in the adult patient group.

The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Working Group represents a platform for collaboration between congenital heart disease specialists with a common interest, particularly regarding clinical cardiology, imaging, ventricular function, valvular heart disease and pulmonary hypertension.

Moreover, the Working Group provides guidelines, position papers and training recommendations.
Our annual meeting, held in March, is an outstanding forum to share research results and to meet colleagues in the field.

Cardiologists with a dedicated interest and special knowledge are needed to improve future patient care and we invite you to join us.

Aims & Activities

  • To promote, to maintain and to pursue excellence in the care of adults with congenital heart disease;
  • To improve the quality of care by endorsing, supporting and organising educational programmes in adult congenital heart disease;
  • To establish guidelines for the treatment and management of adults with congenital heart disease;
  • To establish close links with other groups/societies dealing with adult congenital heart disease patients.

Nucleus 2018-2020


Prof. Jolien W. Roos-Hesselink, FESC

Thoraxcenter, Ba 583A
Erasmus Mc - Po Box 2040
3000 CA Rotterdam - Netherlands



Dr. Gerhard P. Diller, FESC

University Hospital Muenster
Adult Congenital And Valvular Heart Disease
EMAH Zentrum Kardio
Ebene 5 Mitte
Albert-Schweitzer Campus 1
48149 Muenster - Germany



Prof. Werner Budts, FESC

Cardiology Dept.
University Hospitals Leuven
Herestraat 49
3000 Leuven - Belgium



Assist. Prof. Harald M. Gabriel




Dr. Oktay Tutarel, FESC



Web Editor

Dr. Laura Dos Subira



Ordinary Nucleus members

Dr. Pastora Gallego Garcia De Vinuesa



Dr. Margarita Brida



Prof. Michael Gatzoulis, FESC

United Kingdom


Ex-Officio members

Prof. Markus Schwerzmann


Dr. Alessandro Giamberti


Ass. Prof. Julie De Backer, FESC


Affiliate members

Prof. Gary Webb

Unites States of America

Dr. Massimo Chessa, FESC