ACHD: Research & Clinical Trials

  • The ACHD Program is involved in a number of clinical research projects, and is currently recruiting subjects for two multicenter registries of shunt lesions and Eisenmenger syndrome.
  • The ACHD Program participates in several research consortia, studying pregnancy outcomes in women with congenital heart disease and arrhythmias/sudden death in patients with congenital heart disease.
  • In collaboration with scientists in the Cardiovascular Research Institute and the Gladstone Institutes, the ACHD Program is developing projects aimed at understanding the genetic basis of congenital heart disease and of outcomes in adults with congenital defects.
  • Research projects looking at the effect of pulmonary regurgitation in heart function are also about to be commenced.