Focused Issue on Current Management Aspects in Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD): Part II

Posted On 2019-06-22 13:20:13



This focused issue on “Current Management Aspects in Adult Congenital Heart Disease” is edited by Dr. Harald Kaemmerer, from German Heart Center Munich, Munich, Germany; and Dr. Yskert von Kodolitsch, from Clinic of Cardiology, University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany.

Dr. Harald Kaemmerer is Professor of Internal Medicine at the Technical University of Munich. He is in charge of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program of the “German Heart Center Munich”. The “Department of Paediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease” of the German Heart Center Munich conducts a multifaceted program involving clinical care for adult patients with congenital heart disease. He specialized in Internal Medicine and in Cardiology, and is subspecialized in “Adult Congenital Heart Disease”.

Dr. Yskert von Kodolitsch has a position as senior physician at the Clinic of Interventional Cardiology at the University Clinic of Hamburg-Eppendorf (Hamburg, Germany). His fields of research comprise acute aortic syndromes, genetic aortic syndromes and valvular heart disease. Since 2009, he works on the foundation of what he calls “Medical Strategy”, a comprehensive approach to defining and putting into practice the goals of medicine.

Focused issue outline:

  1. Introduction to this focused issue
    Harald Kaemmerer, Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease, German Heart Center Munich, Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany
    Yskert von Kodolitsch, Clinic of Cardiology, University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
  2. Echocardiographic guidance of interventions in adults with congenital heart defects
    Jamil A Aboulhosn, Division of Cardiology, Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  3. Vascular health determinants in children
    Renate Oberhoffer, Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease, Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
  4. Significance of oral health in adult patients with congenital heart disease
    Matthias Folwaczny, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Poliklinik für Zahnerhaltung und Parodontologie, München, Germany
  5. Folate supplementation for prevention of congenital heart defects and low birth weight: an update    
    Rima Obeid, Department of Clinical Chemistry, University Hospital of the Saarland, Germany
  6. Awareness of oral health in adults with congenital heart disease
    Stefan Hollatz, Institute of Preventive Pediatrics, Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, Technical University of Munich, München, Germany
  7. Emerging clinical applications of strain imaging and three-dimensional echocardiography for the assessment of ventricular function in adult congenital heart disease
    Michael Huntgeburth, Department III of Internal Medicine, Heart Center Cologne, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
  8. Hypertrophic gardiomyopathy: genetics and clinical perspectives
    Cordula Wolf, Deutsches Herzzentrum München, München, Germany
  9. Overweight and obesity: an emerging problem in patients with congenital heart disease    
    Caroline Andonian, Chair of Sport Psychology, Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany
  10. 2D speckle tracking echocardiography of the abdominal aorta: a novel approach to evaluate arterial stiffness in patients with turner syndrome
    Hashim Abdul-Khaliq, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Saarland University Hospital, Homburg (Saar), Germany
  11. Pregnancy in adults with congenital heart disease    
    Elvin Zengin-Sahm, Department of General and Interventional Cardiology, University Heart Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
  12. Long-term outcomes of childhood onset Noonan compared to sarcomere hypertrophic cardiomyopathy    
    Wolf Cordula, Deutsches Herzzentrum München, München, Germany
  13. Variant panorama in 1,385 index patients and sensitivity of expanded Next-Generation Sequencing panels in arrhythmogenic disorders    
    Hanns-Georg Klein, Center for Human Genetics and Laboratory Diagnostics, Germany
  14. Non-invasive assessment of liver alterations in senning and mustard patients
    Siegrun Mebus, Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease, German Heart Centre Munich, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich, Germany
  15. Advanced mapping strategies for ablation therapy in adults with congenital heart disease
    Christian Meyer, Department of Cardiology - Electrophysiology, University Heart Center Hamburg, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
  16. Age-dependent clinical and echocardiographic manifestations of aortic stenosis in a non-selected non-biased cohort    
    Muhammed Ali Aydin, Krankenhaus Reinbek St. Adolf-Stift, Germany
  17. Artificial Intelligence in pediatric and adult congenital cardiac MRI: an unmet clinical need    
    Arash Kheradvar, The Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
  18. Mitral annulus is enlarged and functionally impaired in adult patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot as assessed by three-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography – Results from the CSONGRAD Registry and MAGYAR-Path Study    
    Attila Nemes, Second Department of Medicine and Cardiology Centre, Medical Faculty, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
  19. Current research status on the psychological situation of parents of children with congenital heart disease    
    Sabina Biber, Technical University of Munich, Germany