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The Resource Room is a place where families can find educational materials designed to meet their informational needs. Articles submitted for publication in this section are reviewed for accuracy and relevancy by members of our Advisory Panel. In addition, parent volunteers are asked to preview these materials to ensure that the language used will be understandable for our readers.

Arrhythmias Interventional Procedures
Defects/Syndromes Parenting
Dictionaries Play Activities for Hospitalized Children
For Professionals Question and Answer Sessions

Transtelephonic Cardiac Event Recording for Arrhythmia Surveillance
Written by: Elizabeth Charuvastra, RN

Atrial Septal Defects: Surgical and Transcatheter Management    
Written by: Lucian A. Durham, III, M.D., Ph.D. 
Alan M. Mendelsohn, M.D.
Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA): A Parent's Guide
Written by: Robert J. Sommer, M.D. 
Protein-Losing Enteropathy After the Fontan Operation
Written by: Jack Rychik, M.D. 

Glossary of Childhood Onset Heart Disease
           Written by: William B. Moskowitz, M.D. 
                              Robert J. Sommer, M.D. 
                              Alan Tong, M.D.
                              Gil Wernovsky, M.D.

For Professionals
Internet Resources: Parent and Patient Perspective
Written by: Mona Barmash

A View of Congenital Heart Defect Research by a Basic Scientist  
Written by: Raymond Runyan, Ph.D. 
Velocardiofacial Syndrome  
Written by: Rosalie Goldberg, M.S., C.G.C.

Interventional Procedures

Pulmonic Stenosis and Balloon Valvuloplasty  
Written by: Alan Tong, M.D. 

The Emerging Recognition of School and Behavior Problems in Children with Congenital Heart Defects
Written by: Gil Wernovsky, MD
Medical Decision Making: Informed Consent in Pediatrics and Pediatric Research
Written by: Beth Newbury Whitstone, RN, BSN

Play Activities for Hospitalized Children
Musical Ideas for Hospital Stays  
Written by: Laurie Smith, BMT, MTA 

Question and Answer Sessions
Questions and Answers with Stuart Berger, M.D.
Sudden Cardiac Death
Parents and ACHD'ers Speak Out: Using the Internet for Health Information and Support
Questions and Answers with William B, Moskowitz, M.D.
Topics: Embolisms; Cardiac Catheterization; Heart Transplantation; Coarctation of the Aorta; Cardiomyopathy; CT Scans; Shones Complex; ASD Closure Devices; Endocardial Fibroelastosis; Pulmonary Valves.
ACHD CHAT with Richard Donner, M.D.
Topics: Ablation; Atrial Arrhythmias; Coarctation Repair; Eisenmenger's Syndrome; Hemoptysis; Nose Bleeds; Pulmonary hypertension in TOF; Scoliosis; Valve Replacement
Open CHAT with Alan D. Tong, M.D., FACC, and Benjamin Zeevi, M.D.
Topics: Fontan; General Anesthesia; MRI; Transplants; Truncus IV; Unifocalization; VSD Closure

Questions and Answers with Gil Wernovsky, M.D.
Topic: Developmental Delay/Learning Disabilities

Questions and Answers with Thomas Di Sessa, M.D.
Topics: Pregnancy; Echocardiography; Fontan

Parents and ACHD'ers Speak Out!

Questions and Answers with Mary Cannobio, RN, MN, FAAN
Topic: Gynecologic/Reproductive Issues in Congenital Heart Disease


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