Congratulations to Dr. Gary Webb for being awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Congenital Heart Disease!
Beginning in 1980, Dr. Webb was codirector, and then director of the Toronto Congenital Cardiac Center for Adults, the first such ACHD clinic in the world. He was the founding president of the Canadian Adult Congenital Heart Network, and he was the founding president of the International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease.
Adults with congenital heart defects at considerably higher risk of stroke
Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 12:31
A study published in Circulation has shown adults with congenital heart defects to have much higher rates of stroke, compared to the general population.
The researchers from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada analysed stroke data on 19,638 congenital heart disease patients between the ages of 18 and 64, and compared them with that of the general population of Quebec, Canada. Their aim was to find the frequency, risk and strongest predictors of stroke.
7th annual Beat Retreat brings adult CHD patients and professionals together
What has 36 hearts, 72 legs, and more enthusiasm than you can shake a stick at? Give up? The Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance’s 7th annual Beat Retreat, held September 17-20, 2015.
The Beat Retreat is a fun-filled, four-day annual event for adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD). This year’s retreat – the biggest to date – drew together 27 adult congenital heart disease (CHD) patients, two caregivers, and seven health care professionals from Southern Ontario, Quebec and even Alberta.
Would you like to create a wallet-size health passport in case of emergency? You can now use the SickKids MyHealth Passport to create a CHD-specific form with all of your pertinent health and contact information. Just click HERE and use the drop-dow menu to select "Congenital heart disease" and then fill out the information and keep it in your wallet or purse.
We knew that the price of medicine was rising for life-changing medicines with devastating consequences for everyone, around the globe. We learned of people choosing between food and medicine, being pushed into poverty and even dying because they couldn’t afford medicine they needed.
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Need something fun and exciting to look forward to this spring and help out a worthy cause at the same time? Why not come out to walk, run or dance for Team CCHA through beautiful Sunnybrook Parklands at the Ontario Science Centre, and raise money for two great charities! Join Team CCHA!
This year the Walk of Life will be returning to the Ontario Science Centre located in Toronto, Ontario. This year’s event features SIX different programs for people of ALL ages. Participants have a choice of:
3km or 5km Walk;
1km family friendly stroll (recommended for strollers and wheelchairs);
The Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society Data Center takes pride in their research and it would not be possible without the annual participation of the patients and families enrolled in their studies. Please click on the banner to be part of their team and to join their community.