Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 11--20

Asia-Pacific pediatric cardiac society: My vision for the next decade


Koichiro Niwa 
 Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Center, St Luke's International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

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Koichiro Niwa
Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Center, St Luke«SQ»s International Hospital, 9-1 Akashi-Cho, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo 104-8560
Japan

Recently, further expansion of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) and adults with CHD (ACHD) and evolution of specialized care facilities for pediatric cardiology and ACHD can be anticipated in the Asia-Pacific countries. These patients have a lot of problems to be solved now and in next decade, and they include various medical issues including issues specific to oriental populations, psychosocial issues, establishment of CHD care facilities and so on. We now have two established societies namely, Asia-Pacific Pediatric Cardiology Society (APPCS) and Asia Pacific Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (APSACHD). Through these Societies, we should solve these problems by promoting international collaborative studies and support projects to facilitate the rapid progress that is desperately needed in the field in the Asia Pacific Region.


How to cite this article:
Niwa K. Asia-Pacific pediatric cardiac society: My vision for the next decade.Ann Pediatr Card 2014;7:11-20


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Niwa K. Asia-Pacific pediatric cardiac society: My vision for the next decade. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Oct 26 ];7:11-20
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