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  1. Just a little over 3 weeks until we are together again! Even from a distance you and your patients will feel the love and the community that only an ACHA symposium/conference brings. There will be a little of everything that you’ve come to expect from ACHA over the past 23 years!! So, professionals please join us and tell your patients and their family members about this too. Please print and share this flyer with everyone. As Dr. Fred Wu said, “We’re all in this fight together, and it’s only right that we share and learn together as well". Register here for a day of learning, n
  2. ACHA Webinar: Healthy Lifestyle Series: Exercising with CHD Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. EDT Presenters: Melissa Hartman and Keri Shafer, MD Join us for an interactive exercise demonstration from Melissa Hartman, Exercise Physiologist and Certified Personal Trainer, who is currently an instructor in the Health and Human Performance/Exercise Science Program at Keiser University Jacksonville, FL. Melissa, a CHD patient, was born with tetralogy of Fallot. Follow Melissa (@hearttohartman) on Instagram. Following Melissa’s presentation, Keri Shafer, MD, FACC, will
  3. Join ACHA on July 10th for our Virtual Empowerment Symposium: Together from a Distance. While we are disappointed we will not be gathering in-person this July for our 9th National Conference, which has been postponed to June 2022, we are thrilled we will still be able to gather virtually! With that in mind, our Virtual Empowerment Symposium has been created as a live one-day opportunity for patients, family members and medical providers to come together to learn about CHD from the experts and from each other. The day will include information sessions as well as breakout rooms an
  4. Lub Dub: What You Need to Know About Heart Rhythms Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. EDT Presenter: Scott Cohen, MD About the Webinar Do you know that rhythm problems or arrhythmias are one of the most common problems faced by adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) patients? Do you have a history of palpitations, or a fast or slow heart rate? Do you wonder if you are at risk of developing rhythm issues as you age? If so, mark your calendars to attend this webinar. Dr. Scott Cohen, ACHD cardiologist, will discuss risk factors and treatment options for arrhythmias in th
  5. Did you know that pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), which affects up to 10% of adults with congenital heart disease, is a condition where the blood vessels passing to the lungs become unhealthy? This causes the right side of the heart to work harder. PAH limits the ability to exercise, and it also increases the risk for hospitalization and death. Do you want to know more? If so, register today. You will learn more about the newest treatment therapies and how to live your life to the fullest with PAH. You don’t want to miss this webinar, presented by Richard Krasuski, MD, Vice-Chair of the
  6. Are you passionate about sharing your CHD story with others? Join ACHA Senior Peer Mentor Rick P. as he shares valuable tips on how to effectively share your CHD story to make the biggest impact on your audience. If so, join us tonight, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm EDT. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
  7. So Many Tests: Should I Worry About My Radiation Risk? Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. EDT Presenter: Marlon Rosenbaum, MD About the Webinar There are many ways to image the heart. Techniques include echocardiography, cardiac CT scan, MRI and catheterization. Did you know that each of these uses different methods to get a picture of your heart? Your adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) doctor will decide on which study you need based on the questions he or she wants answered. If you want to know more about the role of these imaging tests in ACHD, the reason each is
  8. The Pros and Cons of Warfarin versus New Oral Anticoagulants (NOAC's) Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. EDT Presenter: David Gregg, MD About the Webinar Some adult patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) take anticoagulants or blood thinners. Do you know why you might need this type of medicine? Do you want to learn more about warfarin and NOACs? Have you wondered how these drugs work and what drug interactions they might have? This webinar will explore what we know about the newer anticoagulants in CHD. It will also discuss the difference in anticoagulants and antipla
  9. Prevalence of Cognitive Impairment in CHD Survivors: A Pilot Study Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. EDT Presenter: Carla Rodriquez-Monserrate, MD About the Webinar Did you know that children with congenital heart disease (CHD) commonly have neurodevelopmental and psychosocial impairments? The areas most often affected are memory, attention, behavioral control, and executive function. In adult CHD patients, studies are limited; however, they do suggest similar findings. This puts adults with CHD at increased risk for cognitive impairment and dementia. Yet, no studies have
  10. It's not too late to register for ACHA's Wellness Wednesday presentation tonight, "Ask A Peer Mentor: Clinic Directory, Accreditation and Empowerment". You will find out how the ACHD Clinic Directory and ACHA ACHD Accreditation benefit you, the patient. Don't miss out on learning how empowering these tools are. Our panelists are ACHA Peer Mentors, Emily W and Ryan S, along with ACHA Accreditation Manager, Misty Sharpe and ACHA Senior Education Manager, Paula Miller. Register now at www.achaheart.org/AWW. askapeermentordirectoryaccreditationFlyer.pdf
  11. Psychosocial Effects of Physical Isolation in Response to a Pandemic Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. EST Presenters: Ali Zaidi, MD, Meredith Kalbacker, LCSW and Alex Weisman Moderator: Marissa Mendoza (ACHA Peer Mentor) About the Webinar: Has the isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic caused you to feel out of sorts, sad and lonely? Have the changes in your daily life and the fear of what will happen caused you emotional stress? If so, you will want to attend this webinar. It will be a unique and enlightening conversation. The panelists inc
  12. ACHD Follow-Up: I Don’t Need That, I’m Fixed Wednesday, August 29, 2020, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. EDT Presenter: George Lui, MD About the Webinar Have you ever been told that you are “cured” or “fixed”? Do you see your ACHD cardiologist regularly? Where you ever out of care? Do you know the common residual defects related to your congenital heart disease (CHD)? Do you know the different types of treatment? If you want to learn more and find out why staying in care is so important, you will want to attend this webinar. Dr. George Lui will review common residual defects and abnormalities afte
  13. Bicuspid Aortic Valve Patients: What Are Your Options? Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. EDT Presenters: Paul Stelzer, MD, Ismail El-Hamamsy, MD, PhD, and Ali Zaidi, MD About the Webinar Are you an adult diagnosed with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV)? Did you know that 1% to 2% of the population has BAV? If you want to learn more, you should register for this webinar. Drs. Paul Stelzer, Ismail El-Hamamsy and Ali Zaidi from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City will explain the basics of BAV. They will also talk about available valve replacement options. In addition, the du
  14. ACHD Imaging: Doc, Do I Really Need All These Tests? Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. EDT Presenters: Seiji Ito, MD, and Marguerite Wevers, RN About the Webinar Have you ever wondered about the different types of tests that your ACHD cardiologist has ordered for you, such as cardiac MRI, cardiac CAT scan, echo, and stress tests? Why does he/she order specific tests and not others? What is it like going through all this testing? This webinar will help prepare you for what to expect. It will also help you understand why your doctor might order multiple tests. You don’t want t
  15. Ask an ACHD Specialist: The ABCs of Telemedicine – Part 1 Thursday, May 28, 2020, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. EDT Presenters: Arwa Saidi, MB, BCh, MEd, Jonathan Cramer, MD, Marc Cribbs, MD, Camille Richards, MSN, FNP-BC, and Ryan Stephens, DNP(c), FNP-C, MBA About the Webinar Telemedicine is the wave of the future. It makes it possible for your healthcare provider to evaluate, diagnose, and treat you wherever you are using remote technologies, like audio and video. Telehealth includes the aspects of telemedicine, but at the same time, has a broader definition. You might be thi
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