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.


27 April 2023


12pm to 3pm


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


  • £100 (doctors) - book here
  • £80 (allied healthcare professionals + Guy's and St Thomas' & Royal Brompton and Harefield doctors) - book here
  • £60 (Guy's and St Thomas' and Royal Brompton and Harefield allied healthcare colleagues) - book here

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 – 12.05

Welcome & Quiz


12.05 – 12.20

Normal anatomy, chamber recognition

Yen Ho

12.20 – 12.40

Segmental analysis of congenital heart defects

Yen Ho

12.40 – 12.45



12.45 – 12.55

Interatrial communications and atrial septal defects

Yen Ho

12.55 – 13.10

Ventricular septal defects

Yen Ho

13.10 – 13.25

Atrioventricular septal defects

Yen Ho

13.25 – 13.30



13.30 – 13.40

Break (& Quiz)


13.40 – 13.50

Aortic stenosis, pulmonary stenosis

Karen McCarthy

13.50 – 14.05

Fallot’s tetralogy

Karen McCarthy

14.05 – 14.10



14.10 – 14.25

Complete transposition

Yen Ho

14.25 – 14.45

Physiologically univentricular hearts

Yen Ho

14.45 – 15.00

Q&A, Quiz review



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