WDPCHS Newsletter - October 2019

Posted in World Databse for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery

This is the fall newsletter of the World Database for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (WDPCHS). This newsletter will be distributed quarterly with updates to the database. Entering the third year of the World Database, 63 hospitals are now enrolled representing 20 countries with a collective 23,230 surgeries entered. We are happy to report that one-year follow up status is known for 67 percent of our patients. Enthusiasm for the database continues to grow and centers are enrolling rapidly.

Sincerely,

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

Invitation to establish guidelines for Pulmonary Valve Replacement in the post-operative Tetralogy of Fallot patient

Posted in World Databse for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery

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

World Database for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery

Posted in World Databse for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery

As part of the mission of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, the World Database for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery will be developed and maintained for the purposes of furthering knowledge concerning the global practice and outcomes of pediatric and congenital heart surgery; fostering an environment of quality improvement in participating hospitals, without geographic constraints regarding eligibility for participation; and promoting scientific investigation and publication based on analyses of this world database, with collaboration among a wide array of international colleagues. 

How can I enroll my hospital?

  • One member of the institution should be a member of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (WSPCHS).
  • Sign and return the WSPCHS Data Use Agreement and Participation Agreement.
  • Interested in learning more? Visit the link below and provide your contact information. A WDPCHS representative will reach out to you with more information.

http://www.uab.edu/medicine/wdpchs/learnmore

Thank you to the Database Committee Working Group

 

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