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Dr. Patricia Caldas presents a webinar about prenatal diagnosis of transposition of the great arteries (TGA). TGA is a significant congenital heart abnormality, and without treatment is not compatible with life. This diagnosis can be easily missed, as the four-chamber view can be normal. This webinar explains about TGA's echocardiographic features and physiology.

Little Hearts Matter is a charity that supports families with children with congenital disease. Their educational resources are exceptionally informative. They have newly updated booklets and videos of several cardiac abnormalities Little Hearts Matter is the only charity in the UK dedicated to supporting and empowering anyone affected by the diagnosis of a single ventricle heart condition – or half a working heart. We support families along every step of their journey, from initial diagnosis, through treatments and into life at home. Our core focus is to offer support and information to our members. However, we’re equally committed to raising awareness of our children’s conditions and the challenges these bring to their families. In doing so, we actively seek ways in which we can take our members’ voices into arenas for change. Their mission To provide a support and information service that reduces the

In August 2020, the fetal cardiology team from Bristol Royal Hospital for Children launched a series of webinars covering the normal fetal cardiac anatomy and diagnosis of major cardiac abnormalities. The webinars were aimed to support cardiac sonographers, paediatric cardiologists, paediatricians, neonatologists and radiologists during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We uploaded 3 webinars and we are now re-launching the series with a presentation about  “transposition of the great arteries, from fetal life to neonatal period”. Registration is free. Please send email to: We will upload the new webinar at this site, very shortly. Stay tuned. Dr. Patricia Caldas Paediatric and Fetal Cardiologist, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Bristol Royal Hospital for Children successfully hosted our first fetal cardiology course on Friday 28th  January 2022.  The course was led by Dr. Patricia Caldas, lead paediatric and fetal cardiologist and sponsored by Canon Medical systems. This event was originally planned for March, but had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The Bristol team, along with colleagues from Cardiff University Hospitals Wales and the Evelina Hospital in London, presented a packed day, sharing their knowledge of fetal cardiology.  77 delegates attended the hybrid event joining in person and virtually, including fetal medicine specialists, sonographers, trainees, and paediatricians across the network and beyond. The day was very well received with comments such as “ Good overview & practical approach to fetal cardiology”, “ the course was jam packed full of super useful information” , “ the whole content was great”.  The next steps are