Cardiff, United Kingdom (12 November 2010) – A Cardiff-based non-profit making educational organization, Innermost Learning, have recently hosted a two-day conference for medical professionals on how to mend babies’ broken hearts, and how to find out if and how they got broken in the first place.
The conference was organized by local specialists in pediatric cardiology, fetal medicine, and obstetrics, and the two-day event included groundbreaking work as well as tried and tested methods to help identify and manage pregnancies where babies have heart problems.
Dr. Orhan Uzun, a Cardiff-based consultant Paediatric Cardiologist and Director of Innermost Learning, has had a passionate commitment to improving the standard of fetal cardiac screening in Wales and has already organized similar smaller one-day conferences in the past.
This was the first event organized by Innermost Learning and Dr. Bryan Beattie, Consultant in Fetal Medicine and Secretary of Innermost Learning. He said: “I was delighted to be able to offer this opportunity to share experiences and learn more about cardiac anomalies in babies. The earlier we can detect any cardiac problems the more choices we are able to give parents, and the more prepared they can be for the treatments which may lie ahead for their child. For professionals, it is important to always be up to date with new developments to give your patients the best quality care, so I am pleased to see that the take-up rate for the conference has been so good. This is probably one of the biggest Fetal Cardiac Conferences in the UK, and the two-day event attracted a lot of interest from healthcare professionals throughout the UK.”
The event also heralded the introduction of two new views (the outflow tracts) to assess the fetal heart at the routine 20 weeks Anomaly Scan which is being held throughout Wales. This should significantly improve the pick-up rate for babies with heart problems as nationally in the UK only about half are detected at present. The event was held at the Parc Hotel Thistle, Cardiff on the 4th and 5th of November 2010 and was co-sponsored by Innermost Secrets Ltd.
For more information about Innermost Secrets and their services, visit their website at http://www.innermostsecrets.com/Left-Menu-Items/Innermost_Learning_Home/Fetal_Cardiology_Symposium_2010.aspx
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About Innermost Secrets:
Based at the Spire Cardiff Hospital, Innermost Secrets are a consortium of consultants and specialists who provide a range of clinics and services such as a fertility clinic, recurrent miscarriage clinic, pregnancy scans, antenatal care, private parentcraft classes, and pregnancy and reproductive health advice for both men and women. They provide accurate information, high-quality medical care, and support. They can provide important information to help men and women make qualified, informed decisions about their future reproductive health choices, and have qualified experts in the fields of fertility, sexual health, obstetrics, and fetal and maternal medicine to support them in those choices.
Dr. Bryan Beattie
Innermost Secrets Ltd,
Spire Cardiff Hospital,
Cardiff, CF23 8XL