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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. The ACHA Michigan Regional Conference is a dynamic partnership between the Adult Congenital Heart Association and the Congenital Heart Center at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. We invite patients, family members, friends and healthcare professionals to learn about specialized lifelong care for adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) and to connect with the ACHD community. You will have the opportunity to listen and learn from experts in adult congenital heart disease. Please join us on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the program is fro
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Catheter-Based Options for Valve Problems for ACHD Patients Thursday, May 7, 2020, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. EDT Presenter: C. Huie Lin, MD, PhD About the Webinar Improvements in cardiac catheterization allow great advances in the care of patients with congenital heart disease. Did you know that recently developed procedures make it possible to treat valvular heart disease without open heart surgery? Dr. C. Huie Lin will talk about what’s currently being done. He will also tell us what is on the horizon. This webinar is not to be missed! Register today. REGISTER NOW: https:/
  11. Ask an ACHD Specialist: COVID-19 Q&A Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT Presenters: George Lui, MD, Jeremy Nicolarsen, MD, and Arwa Saidi, MD, BCh, MEd ABOUT THE WEBINAR: We hope you have found our three webinars on COVID-19 for the CHD community to be informative and helpful resources during this unprecedented period. As time passes, we know that there are still so many questions you may have. On Tuesday, April 21, at 8 p.m. EDT, please join ACHA for a full hour Q&A session with ACHD physicians George Lui, MD, Jeremy Nicolarsen, MD, and Arwa S. Saidi, MB
  12. March 26, 2020 ACHA webinar "Stress Management in ACHD in Challenging Times" is being held on , Thursday, 3/26/2020 from 7:00-8:00 pm EDt Did you know that living with a chronic health condition, such as congenital heart disease, is something that causes stress? How does this impact you, especially in light of the recent pandemic of the corona virus (COVID-19) and other aspects of your life? How can you manage it? Dr. Kristen Fox will talk about what you can do to take care of yourself and manage stress in your daily life. She will also talk about how you can prevent social isolation in t
  13. The ACHA Michigan Regional Conference is a dynamic partnership between the Adult Congenital Heart Association and the Congenital Heart Center at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. We invite patients, family members, friends and healthcare professionals to learn about specialized lifelong care for adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) and to connect with the ACHD community. You will have the opportunity to listen and learn from experts in adult congenital heart disease. Please join us on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Registration begins at 8:00 am and the program is from
  14. First ACHA webinar of 2020: Reproductive Health in Females with CHD – Contraception, Preconception and Pregnancy, Thursday, 2/13/2020 from 7:00-8:00 pm EST #ACHACares Have you been told that women with congenital heart disease can’t have a safe and healthy pregnancy? If so, attending this webinar will give you information to help dispel this myth. Do you know that it’s crucial to be in ideal health prior to becoming pregnant? This webinar will review the importance of pre-pregnancy counseling and contraception. Specialized care and a shared approach for managing pregnancy risks will also
  15. Final ACHA webinar of 2019: ACHD and Complementary Medicine, Wednesday, 12/4/2019 from 7:00-8:00 pm EST #ACHACares Supplement use and complementary medicine practices are becoming more common. With congenital heart disease, do you wonder if you should try them or avoid them? If so, you want to watch this webinar. Dr. David Gregg, ACHD cardiologist, will talk to us about some of the more commonly used supplements and practices and how they may affect your heart. If you want to learn more, register today. compmedflyer2019.pdf Sponsorship support provided by Actelion Pharmaceuticals US
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