Mission

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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Zohair Alhalees

Zohair Alhalees
President
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
James Kirklin

James Kirklin
First Vice-President
Birmingham, USA
Kirsten Finucane

Kirsten Finucane
Second Vice-President
Auckland, New Zealand
Frank Edwin

Frank Edwin
Secretary
Accra, Ghana
Mehmet Sertac Cicek

Mehmet Sertac Cicek
Treasurer
Rochester, USA
Marshall L. Jacobs

Marshall L. Jacobs
Editor
Newtown Square, USA
Christo I. Tchervenkov

Christo I. Tchervenkov
Executive Director
Montreal, Canada
Erle Austin

Erle Austin
Council Member
Louisville, USA
Abdelmalek Bouzid

Abdelmalek Bouzid
Council Member
Algiers, Algeria
Anietimfon Etiuma

Anietimfon Etiuma
Council Member
Calabar, Nigeria
Beatriz H. S. Furlanetto

Beatriz H. S. Furlanetto
Council Member
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Claudia Herbst

Claudia Herbst
Council Member
Vienna, Austria
Jurgen Horer

Jurgen Horer
Council Member
Munich, Germany
Vladimir Ilyin

Vladimir Ilyin
Council Member
Moscow, Russia
Ignacio Juaneda

Ignacio Juaneda
Council Member
Cordoba, Argentina
Ivan Nino De Guzman

Ivan Nino De Guzman
Council Member
Lima, Peru
Michael Oketcho

Michael Oketcho
Council Member
Kampala, Uganda
Yishay Orr

Yishay Orr
Council Member
Westmead, Australia
Alexis Palacios Macedo

Alexis Palacios Macedo
Council Member
Mexico City, Mexico
Darshan Reddy

Darshan Reddy
Council Member
Umhlanga, South Africa
Mohammad Shihata

Mohammad Shihata
Council Member
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Sivakumar Sivalingam

Sivakumar Sivalingam
Council Member
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
James St.Louis

James St.Louis
Council Member
Kansas City, USA
Sachin Talwar

Sachin Talwar
Council Member
New Delhi, India
Juan Velez

Juan Velez
Council Member
Cali, Colombia
Vladimiro Vida

Vladimiro Vida
Council Member
Padova, Italy
David Winlaw

David Winlaw
Council Member
Westmead, Australia
Hao Zhang

Hao Zhang
Council Member
Shanghai, China
 

World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery

Adverse Outcomes Prediction for Congenital Heart Surgery: A Machine Learning Approach

Published: April 28, 2021.
Pages 453-460

Contributors

Dimitris Bertsimas; Daisy Zhuo; Jack Dunn; Jordan Levine; Eugenio Zuccarelli; Nikos Smyrnakis; Zdzislaw Tobota; Bohdan Maruszewski; Jose Fragata; George E. Sarris

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Risk Factors for Reoperation After Arterial Switch Operation

Published: July 19, 2021.
Pages 463-470

Contributors

Parth M. Patel; Jeremy L. Herrmann; Eric Bain; Joseph M. Ladowski; Cameron Colgate; Mark D. Rodefeld; Mark W. Turrentine; John W. Brown

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Reconstruction of the Aortic Arch in Neonates and Infants: The Importance of Patch Material

Published: July 19, 2021.
Pages 487-491

Contributors

Ingrid M. van Beynum; Serife Kurul; Thomas Krasemann; Michiel Dalinghaus; Pieter van de Woestijne; Jonathan R. Etnel; Ad J.J.C. Bogers

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“No Official Help Is Available”—Experience of Parents and Children With Congenital Heart Disease During COVID-19

Published: July 19, 2021.
Pages 500-507

Contributors

L. V. Marino; R. Wagland; D. J. Culliford; T. Bharucha; S. C. Sodergren; Anne-Sophie E. Darlington

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Castaneda in memorium

Dr. Aldo R. Castañeda
July 17, 1930 – April 30, 2021

We announce with sorrow the passing of the Apollonian surgeon, Aldo R. Castañeda. On behalf of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, we express our profound gratitude for having blazed the trail for your students and colleagues and helped the lives of so many children around the world! We present our sincere condolences to his wife, Arcely, his children, Claudia, Silvana and Aldo and to all grieving this loss.

Farewell and Godspeed, dear teacher and esteemed colleague!

— WSPCHS Governing Council

We have unlocked the full interview we did with Dr. Castaneda in 2010. You can watch it here.

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