A Multidimensional Approach to Improve the Treatment of Congenital Heart Disease

The vision of the Cardiovascular Clinical Research group is to optimize the outcomes for patients with congenital heart disease, and reduce the burden of such disease on them, their parents and society. We use a multi-dimensional approach, which considers the concept of ‘outcome’ to be a continuum, moving from biological and physiological characteristics of individual organ systems, through a consideration of a patient’s symptoms and functional ability, through their general perception of their health and in turn, their health-related quality of life.