WUPCHS ASD 2020 05 20

Upcoming
8th Webinar on "Atrial Septal Defects, Partial Anomalous
Pulmonary Venous Connections: Global Perspectives on Treatment"

Saturday, May 22, 2021
9-11:30 AM Montreal Time (13:00-15:30 GMT)

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Castaneda in memorium

In memoriam

Dr. Aldo R. Castañeda
July 17, 1930 – April 30, 2021

We announce with sorrow the passing of the Apollonian surgeon, Aldo R. Castañeda. On behalf of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, we express our profound gratitude for having blazed the trail for your students and colleagues and helped the lives of so many children around the world! We present our sincere condolences to his wife, Arcely, his children, Claudia, Silvana and Aldo and to all grieving this loss.

Farewell and Godspeed, dear teacher and esteemed colleague!

— WSPCHS Governing Council

We have unlocked the full interview we did with Dr. Castaneda in 2010. You can watch it here.

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Castaneda in memorium

Dr. Aldo R. Castañeda
July 17, 1930 – April 30, 2021

We announce with sorrow the passing of the Apollonian surgeon, Aldo R. Castañeda. On behalf of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, we express our profound gratitude for having blazed the trail for your students and colleagues and helped the lives of so many children around the world! We present our sincere condolences to his wife, Arcely, his children, Claudia, Silvana and Aldo and to all grieving this loss.

Farewell and Godspeed, dear teacher and esteemed colleague!

— WSPCHS Governing Council

We have unlocked the full interview we did with Dr. Castaneda in 2010. You can watch it here.

World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Online First Articles

If you are a paid-up member you can access full-text of these articles through https://www.wspchs.org.

A Rare Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor of the Mitral Valve With Systemic Embolism in a Child

Published: April 26, 2021.
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Contributors

Niranjan Vijayakumar; Bijoy Thattaliyath; Bilge Dundar; Mohsen Karimi; Aditya Badheka; Madhuradhar Chegondi

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Living-Related Donor Kidney Transplant in a Patient With Single Ventricle and Fontan Circulation

Published: April 26, 2021.
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Contributors

Taylor H. Houlihan; Sonya Lopez; Kathryn Dodds; David Goldberg; Gil Wernovsky; H. Jorge Baluarte; Kevin Meyer; Jack Rychik

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The Complex Nature of Emboli Detection During Cardiac Procedures

Published: April 23, 2021.
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Contributors

Gregory R. Bashford; Edward J. Truemper; Max H. Twedt; Benjamin D. Hage; James M. Hammel; Ali N. Ibrahimye; Mohanad Shukry; Ahsan Qadeer; Kent M. Eskridge

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Surgical Management of Giant Intrapericardial Teratoma Encasing the Coronary Artery

Published: April 23, 2021.
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Contributors

Prashant Minocha; Emina Hodzic; Madhu Sharma; Puneet Bhatla; James Nielsen; Michelle Ramirez; Margret Magid; Jason C. Fisher; Ralph Mosca; TK Susheel Kumar

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Optimization of CPB Circuits and Techniques Minimize the Total Number of Intraoperative Emboli Delivery in Congenital Heart Surgery Patients

Published: April 23, 2021.
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Contributors

Akif Ündar; Yongwook Dan

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Bill Norwood
April 21, 1941 – Dec 13, 2020

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It is with sadness that we announce the passing on December 13, of the legendary surgeon, Bill Norwood. On behalf of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, we thank you Bill for your immense contributions, Farewell, and Godspeed!

WSPCHS Governing Council


Below is a heartfelt message from his colleague and close friend, Marshall Jacobs.

“I write to let you know that Bill Norwood passed away on the evening of December 13, 2020.

Bill and Jodee moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico about three years ago.

Having spent part of his youth in Los Alamos (just 60 miles from Albuquerque), Bill was drawn to the area. He and Jodee loved the geography and the climate in the semi-desert foothills of the Sandia Mountains. Fortunately, they have been visited often by close friends and family.

Bill's passing leaves a tremendous void, in a space occupied for nearly eight decades by one of the true giants in the field of surgery, and a great friend and very special mentor to so many of us.
Isaac Newton is quoted as saying: "If I have seen further, it is by standing on ye sholders of Giants."

Bill was truly a giant in this respect. His genius, his determination, his skill and his generosity have touched so many of us. And individuals in all parts of the world who are engaged in the care of patients with congenital heart disease have "seen further" and been more effective in their work because of Bill's enormous and countless contributions.

Thank you Bill...thank you and farewell!”

Dr. Marshall Jacobs


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