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Study Group on Adult Congenital Heart Disease in Central and Southeastern (CESEE) Europe


The European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Adult Congenital heart Disease (ESC WG ACHD) has recognised importance of advocating improved infrastructure and access to ACHD care and education within Europe, including actively CESE European region in the global European stage. As a part of this on-going efforts a new CESE European Study Group has been formed with an aim to report current ACHD situation, needs, and opportunities in each CESE European country and within the region; to raise awareness amongst health care professionals, including cardiologists and government bodies of the growing ACHD population and highlight the need for on-going further investment in CESE Europe; to create a roadmap for ACHD care, training and education in CESE Europe.

The Study group has been formed on the initiative and supervision of Prof Gerhard-Paul DILLER.

Members of the ACHD CESEE Study Group

  • Iveta SIMKOVA  (Slovakia) - Chair
  • Margarita BRIDA (Croatia) - Co-Chair
  • Petra ANTONOVA (Czech Republic)
  • Hajnalka Olga BALINT(Hungary)
  • Roxana ENACHE (Romania)
  • Raili ERMEL (Estonia)
  • Lina GUMBIENE (Lithuania)
  • Ljiljana JOVOVIC (Serbia)
  • Monika KOMAR (Poland)
  • Tamara KOVACEVIC PRERADOVIC (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Pencho KRATUNKOV (Bulgaria)
  • Ihor H. LEBID (Ukraine)
  • Katja PROKSELJ (Slovenia)
  • Agnese STRENGE (Latvia)
  • Vladislav VUKOMANOVIĆ (Serbia)


European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Study Group for Adult Congenital Heart Care in Central and South Eastern European Countries consensus paper: current status, provision gaps and investment required (Eur J Heart Fail. 2021 Mar;23(3):445-453. doi: 10.1002/ejhf.2040. Epub 2020 Nov 19.)