International Forum on Adult Congenital Heart Diseases
The Pediatric Cardiology & Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic of MITERA Hospital along with the Pediatric & Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery Clinic are jointly organizing an International Forum on modern approaches for treating congenital heart diseases in adults. The Forum will take place on Saturday April 22, 2017 at the N. Louros Conference Center, MITERA Hospital.
The accelerating advances in Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery have made a decisive contribution in assisting children with congenital heart disease reach adulthood, at a rate exceeding 95%. In the next few years, it is expected that the number of adults with congenital heart disease will surpass the corresponding pediatric population globally. This has created the need for specialised healthcare providers who shall diagnose, monitor, care for and treat these patients.
Dr Aphrodite Tzifa, Director of the MITERA Hospital Pediatric Cardiology & Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic, Professor Afksendiyos Kalangos, Regular Professor at Geneva University and Director of the MITERA Hospital Pediatric & Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery Clinic, and Mr Fotios Mitropoulos, Associate Director of the MITERA Hospital Pediatric & Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery Clinic will be chairing the organizing committee. They aspire for this meeting to become a strong forum in Greece, where Cardiologists, Pediatric Cardiologists, Cardiac surgeons, Thoracic surgeons, Intensivists, Anesthesiologists, Pediatricians and Gynecologists involved in the treatment of patients with congenital heart disease will have a chance to exchange scientific views and experiences on new techniques, as well as on the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart diseases in adults.
Many distinguished Greek doctors and internationally acclaimed scientists will participate in the 3rd Adult Congenital Heart Disease Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Scientific Meeting organised by MITERA Hospital. The event will focus on the complex problems encountered by adults with congenital heart disease, as well as on revision surgery, modern transcatheter interventions and the latest imaging techniques for these patients.