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Working Group on Grown-Up Congenital Heart Disease.
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ESC Working Group on Adult Congenital Heart Disease

  • Become a member of an ESC Working Group

    The ESC Working Groups represent 15 different sub-specialties across the spectrum of cardiology and work closely with ESC Associations and Councils. Join the ESC Workging Group that best represents your area of expertise and be part of a vibrant and hardworking community that will enhance your professional development and help you make networks that make a difference.

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  • EuroGUCH 2016, 22-23 April, Munich - Germany

    The ESC Working Group on Grown-up Congenital Heart Disease (GUCH) is involved in the EuroGUCH 2016 Meeting. This 7th edition will focus on the right ventricle in patients with congenital heart disease, with diagnostic modalities, indication for treatment and treatment options.

    Please note that the audience is limited to 200 participants!

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  • EHRA Paediatric and congenital heart disease electrophysiology course

    30 June - 01 July 2016, Hamburg - Germany

    This course aims at exploring and understanding interventional electrophysiology in pediatric patients and patients with grown up congenital heart disease.

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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

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.