Web based "Global Virtual Museum of Congenital Cardiac Pathology"

Jorge M. Giroud, Jeffrey P. Jacobs, F. Jay Fricker, Diane Spicer, Carl Backer, Rodney C.G. Franklin, Marie J. Beland, Otto N. Krogmann, Vera D. Aiello, Steven D. Colan, Allen D. Everett, J. William Gaynor, Hiromi Kurosawa, Bohdan Maruszewski, Giovanni Stellin, Christo I. Tchervenkov, Henry L. Walters, Paul Weinberg, Mark A. Fogel, Marshall L. JacobsMartin J. Elliott, Robert H. Anderson

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Significant advances have been made in the care of children with cardiac disease. Most advances have been guided by anatomical and functional understanding of the changes from normal imposed by the cardiac malformations. As survival has increased, it has become rare to obtain untreated and unaltered hearts for morphologic examination. This limited availability of new specimens, coupled with the inevitable deterioration of currently available specimens, means that alternative methods of "preservation" become increasingly important. In this review, we propose and outline a format for the development of a Global Virtual Museum of Congenital Cardiac Pathology, based on established principles of anatomical analysis, classification based on an internationally accepted nomenclature (The International Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Code or IPCCC), and the use of digital methods of storage of images and videos. In this fashion, we hope to preserve, in a virtual sense, the currently available anatomical specimens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-97
Number of pages7
JournalProgress in Pediatric Cardiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2012


  • Cardiac encyclopedia
  • Cardiac nomenclature
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Databases
  • International Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Code
  • Internet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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