The Cardiac Patient from Birth to Adulthood

21–22 February 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden

The symposium will be held at the Swedish Society of Medicine in
Stockholm on 21–22 February 2019. The symposium will cover several
aspects on heart disease but with a focus on congenital heart disease.
The lecturers are international experts in their respective fields.
There will also be clinical case presentation with discussions
and possibilities to present abstracts with input from leading
experts. Areas covered are epidemiology of adult congenital heart
disease, congenital heart disease and development of atherosclerosis,
prematurity and later development of arterial hypertension, single
ventricle physiology, exercise capacity, arrhythmia, patient reported
outcomes and closure of persisent foramen ovale in cryptogenic
We hope that you will join us for the Berzelius symposium on 21–22
February 2019 and look forward to your active participation. There will
be a number of oral presentations and also a possibility to submit
abstracts for poster presentation.

Welcome to the symposium!
Organising committee: Bengt Johansson, Hugo Lagercrantz, Annika Rydberg, Magnus Domellöf, Per Dahlqvist, Ulf de Faire, Ulf Thilén

Twitter: #theCardiacPatient


  Thursday 21 February 2019
09.15-09.30 Welcome and introduction.
  Hugo Lagercrantz, Ulf de Faire, Bengt Johansson
Session 1
Chairs: Annika Rydberg, Helge Skulstad
09.30–10.00 Adult congenital heart disease – past, present and future.
  Michael Gatzoulis, London, UK

10.00–10.30 The changing epidemiology in congenital heart disease.
  Ariane Marelli, Montreal, Canada

10.30-11.00 Coffee

  Session 2 Chair: Mikael Dellborg
11.00-11.30 Atherosclerosis in patients with congenital heart disease.
  Eero Jokinen, Helsinki, Finland

11.30–12.00 Arrhythmia interventions in complex congenital heart disease.
  Sabine Ernst, London, UK

12.00-12.30 Single ventricle physiology.
  Marc Gewillig, Leuven, Belgium

12.30–13.30 Lunch

  Session 3 Chairs: Bengt Johansson, Ingegerd Östman-Smith
13.30-14.00 Physical capacity in adults with congenital heart disease.
  Gerhard-Paul Diller, Münster, Germany

14.00-14.30 Quality of life in adult patients with congenital heart disease.
  Philip Moons, Leuven, Belgium

14.30–15.00 Persistent foramen ovale in chryptogenic stroke.
  Lars Søndergaard, Copenhagen, Denmark

15.00 Coffee

15.30-16.30 Poster presentation session
  Chairs: Christina Christersson, Annika Rydberg

  Session 4 Chair: Hugo Lagercrantz

Evolutionary aspects on the origin of cardiac disease.
Johan Frostegård, Stockholm, Sweden

19.00 Reception in the City Hall, hosted by the City of Stockholm and the Region Stockholm.
Host: Cecilia Löfgreen, President of the Region Stockholm Council. 
(Pre-reservation is necessary. The number of seats is limited).
  Friday 22 February 2019
  Session 5 Chairs: Magnus Domellöf, Ulf de Faire
08.30-09.00 The inheritance of cardiovascular disease risk.
  Mark Hanson, Southampton, UK

09.00-09.30 Early life origins of adult cardiovascular disease.
  Atul Singhal, London, UK


Preterm birth and cardiovascular risk.
Mikael Norman, Stockholm, Sweden

10.30-12.45 Clinical case management - expert discussion
  Expert panel: Ulf Thilén, Bengt Johansson, Magnus Domellöf, Mats Synnergren, Katarina Hanséus, David Ley
  • Pulmonal insufficiency. Peder Sörensson, Stockholm
  • Liver disease in univentricular physiology.
    Joanna Hlebowicz Frisén
  • Borderline hypertension in aortic coarctation.
    Johan Ljungberg, Umeå
  • The fullterm SGA baby – risk management.
    Staffan Berglund, Umeå
  • Persistent ductus – management in early life.
    Stefan Johansson, Stockholm
  • Coronary artery function after arterial switch.
  • Ross surgery – when?
    Peter Eriksson, Gothenburg
12.45-13.00 Concluding remarks.
  Bengt Johansson and Annika Rydberg
13.00- Buffet-lunch

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