We are very sorry to announce that our 7th Scientific Meeting
in New Delhi, India has been cancelled due to COVID-19

Please look for more information here and in your inboxes shortly
about exciting plans for 2021!


The vision of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery is that every child born anywhere in the world with a congenital heart defect should have access to appropriate medical and surgical care.

Official Journal of the World Society

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World Journal becomes the official journal of CHSS and ECHSA


World Database for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery

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We want to first acknowledge that this is a very unsettling time for the world right now, so we want to wish all of you the best and to be safe and healthy during these uncertain times. We will come together as a group and will be a stronger global community after this.

As we enter a new year, we would like to extend a ‘Thank You’ to all the members of the World Database for Pediatric Congenital Heart Surgery (WDPCHS) for your continued efforts and hard work in this important international project. The WDPCHS continues to grow each year; now with 68 hospitals in 22 countries enrolling a collective 27,470 surgeries. The WDPCHS Web Based Data Entry system has undergone a number of enhancements throughout 2019 and the beginning of 2020, including the ability to translate the data entry forms into languages other than English, monthly surgery count verification tables, and added question & answer options to data entry forms. All these changes are noted on our World Database Website as well as changes since our inception in 2017; World Database Website We will continue make enhancements to the web based data entry system in 2020 and we welcome all feedback and suggestions.


James K. Kirklin, Database Chair
James D. St. Louis, Database Vice Chair/Secretary
Marcelo B. Jatene, WSPCHS President
Christo I. Tchervenkov, WSPCHS Executive Director

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Our colleagues from CHSS and ECHSA have agreed to participate in a Joint Research effort that will entail establishing guidelines for Pulmonary Valve Replacement in the post-operative Tetralogy of Fallot patient.  The leadership of these societies would like to extend the invitation to participate in the literature review, review sessions at upcoming meeting, phone conferences, and eventual writing of guidelines to be published in our World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. The proposal can be download below for your review.  Jim St. Louis will be presenting  the project at the upcoming joint ECHSA / WSPCHS meeting in Sofia Bulgaria. The presentation will be at the research session on Friday, June 21st from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Those of you that are interested in participating in this project, please acknowledge with an email to Jim St Louis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  This will be a historic project that will further bring the three sister societies together in the sprint of cooperation and mutual respect

All the Best

Project Leadership

Vladimiro Vida (ECHSA)

Joseph Dearani (CHSS)

Christo Tchervenkou (WSPCHS)

George Sarris (ECHSA)

James Kirklin (CHSS)

James St Louis (WSPCHS)

Download the Consensus statement by expert panel from the ECHSA and WSPCHS

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