Webinar: Morphology for heart defects - the essentials

This webinar introduces participants to the structure of congenital heart defects. Participants will be shown heart specimens ranging from ‘simple’ holes in the heart to more complex lesions. Although there are no clinical images, the purpose of this webinar is to enable participants to have a better overall understanding of congenital heart defects as encountered in the clinical setting.


  • Learn the structure of the normal heart as a basis for understanding heart defects.
  • Learn how to analyse a malformed heart systematically
  • Understand and differentiate between various types of defects
  • At the end of the webinar, participants will have gained essential knowledge into the structure of heart defects to help them in their work.


  • 13 June 2024
  • 25 July 2024


This course will be online only. The link to join the webinar will be made available nearer the time.


If you encounter any problems with booking, please contact morphology@rbht.nhs.uk.

Who is it for?

  • Cardiologists
  • Echocardiologists
  • Technicians
  • Nurses.

RCP CPD credits have been allocated for this event. 

Course organisers 

  • Professor Yen Ho, consultant cardiac morphologist, Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals.
  • Dr Karen McCarthy, co-lead cardiac morphology, senior researcher, Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals.

Event programme

12.00 – 12.05Welcome & Quiz 
12.05 – 12.20Normal anatomy, chamber recognitionYen Ho
12.20 – 12.40Segmental analysis of congenital heart defectsYen Ho
12.40 – 12.45Q&A 
12.45 – 12.55Interatrial communications and atrial septal defectsYen Ho
12.55 – 13.10Ventricular septal defectsYen Ho
13.10 – 13.25Atrioventricular septal defectsYen Ho
13.25 – 13.30Q&A 
13.30 – 13.40Break (& Quiz) 
13.40 – 13.50Aortic stenosis, pulmonary stenosisKaren McCarthy
13.50 – 14.05Fallot’s tetralogyKaren McCarthy
14.05 – 14.10Q&A 
14.10 – 14.25Complete transpositionYen Ho
14.25 – 14.45Physiologically univentricular heartsYen Ho
14.45 – 15.00Q&A, Quiz review 


For more information about this course, or if you have any queries, please email morphology@rbht.nhs.uk