The Pulse -March 2019 Archive

The Pulse is a summary of relevant news and articles for Congenital Heart Professionals and highlights:

ACHD Echo Protocols
Featured Reading
New Editor for the ACHD Learning Center
Congenital Cardiology Today Latest Issue
ACHA Webinar
Note Registry
Recruitment Opportunities
CHIP Network Partner Organizations

Congenital Cardiology Today - Latest Issue ACHD Echo Protocols

March 2019 Issue North American Edition Distilling the Data into Useful Information: Reliability of Echocardiographic Estimation of Angiographic Minimal Ductal Diameter

Congenital Cardiology Today is the only worldwide monthly publication exclusively serving Pediatric and Adult Cardiologists that focus on Congenital/Structural Heart Disease (CHD), and Cardiothoracic Surgeons.

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What's Been Happening?

Featured Reading

Featured Reading

Intensive Care of The Adult with Congenital Heart Disease

This comprehensive book discusses the many challenges faced in the management of congenital heart disease patients and attempts to provide the first universal review of the practical management of patients with these complex conditions.

Interested in this New Textbook?

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AIMed Magazine #06 – Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality 

The sixth issue of AIMed Magazine, the ultimate compendium of clinician, technology, and business expertise. In addition to our Deep Dive on Virtual Reality, we are proud to include:

  • A New Year’s Reflection by Dr Anthony Chang, MD, MBA, MPH, MS
  • Tech Refresher Course by Lela Mirtskhulava, PhD
  • We Founded Our Company at AIMed interview with Jack Niel
  • Keeping the patient engaged by Matt Eagles
  • HIMSS and Arab Health: special feature guide for AI enthusiasts by Siemens Healthineers in partnership with AIMed


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ACHA Webinars for Patients and Families

Cardiovascular Health in ACHD Patients:

Are You at Risk?

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. EDT

Presented by: George Lui, MD


About the Webinar

Are you aware that as adults with congenital heart disease age, the risk of developing acquired cardiovascular disease increases? More than 80% of adults with congenital heart disease have been identified to have greater than one cardiovascular risk factor for coronary artery disease. In this webinar, you will learn about the epidemiology of coronary artery disease in adults with CHD, risk factors for acquired cardiovascular disease, and how to manage your personal risk. Learn how weight, physical activity, diet, and blood pressure affect your risk for acquired heart disease.

Click Here to Register


To view previous webinars and see full schedule click here.

Recruitment Opportunities

ACHD Physicians:

Looking for a change? Great Clinical, Research and Mentorship opportunities abroad. The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre is looking for ACHD physicians to join the ACHD program.


Contact :Gruschen Veldtman for details



Joint Fellowship in Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD)

We are seeking International applicants for a two-year fellowship in Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD). This exciting joint program is offered by the University Hospital of Münster, Germany and the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, GB. Both centres are major tertiary referral centres with an excellent track record of clinical care and academic output. The successful applicants will be
expected to spend one year in Münster and one year in London.

Please send your curriculum vitae and a letter of intent, highlighting your previous ACHD experience and especially your motivation to apply for the post to Gerhard Diller (see below). In addition, a reference contact (ideally direct supervisor/head of department) is required. The start of the program is April 2019, but some flexibility exists to accommodate the needs of candidates. We look forward to your applications.

For further information and to apply please contact Dr Diller:

Grant Opportunities

Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) Grant Program

CCF has a grant program, as well as a joint grant programs with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association, promoting research in pediatric cardiomyopathy.

Contact Janine Burke for more information

CHIP Network Partner Organizations

ACHD Learning Center Announces New Editor

Dr. Jonathan Windram: 

New Editor of the ACHD Learning Center

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Jonathan Windram on his appointment as new Editor of the ACHD Learning Center ( The ACHD Learning Center is a joint venture developed by the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, in collaboration with the International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ISACHD), and has become one of the most important resources for educational materials in our field.

Dr. Jonathan Windram, Associate Clinical Professor at the Division of Cardiology, University of Alberta (Canada), is currently pursuing an online Masters in Medical Education at the University of Dundee, United Kingdom.

After completion of his training in Adult Medicine and Cardiology in the United Kingdom, Dr. Windram received his subspecialty training in Adult Congenital Heart Disease at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham (UK), under the supervision of Dr. Sara Thorne, and at the Toronto Congenial Cardiac Centre for Adults, Canada, under the supervision of Dr. Erwin Oechslin. He also successfully completed subspecialty training in cardiac MRI at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, under the supervision of Dr. Shi-Joon Yoo.

Dr. Windram has been involved in the development of the ACHD Learning Center for many years. As Editor of the ACHD Learning Center, Dr. Windram will oversee content and educational value of the ACHD Learning Center Website, will promote the ACHD Learning Center as the ‘go-to’ learning portal for ACHD professionals, and coordinate activities with the Pediatric Cardiac Learning Center (, the CHiP Network (, and ISACHD ( The ACHD Learning Center Editor will collaborate directly with the Editor of the Pediatric Cardiac Learning Center, Dr. Justin Tretter. Dr. Windram will start his new position on April 1, 2019.

Dr. Gary Webb will resign as Editor of the ACHD Learning Center as of March 31, 2019. He has developed the ACHD Learning Center, in collaboration with the Editorial Board Members and a very motivated team in Cincinnati, to become a hub of educational material for the ACHD community. On behalf of Cincinnati Children’s, ISACHD, and all of us in this field, we owe Dr. Webb a ‘big thank you’ for his tremendous leadership. We are delighted that Dr. Webb has agreed to assist and support Dr. Windram in his new role during a transition period of 12 months.

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February 2019 Note Registry

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On behalf of the CHiP Network, thank you for reading!

Gary Webb, MD
CHiP Network