Dr. Erwin Oechslin is the Director of the Congenital Cardiac Centre for Adults located at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, at the Toronto General Hospital. Dr. Oechslin’s research interests focus on the long-term outcomes of patients with congenital heart disease, cyanotic congenital heart disease, psychological sequelae, evaluation of ventricular performance and interventricular interaction by echocardiography, and non-compaction of the myocardium. He has written more than 90 peer-reviewed publications, 8 book chapters and has co-edited one book.
Congenital heart defects are present at birth, and consist of a variety of structural problems that change the normal flow of blood through the heart. While many defects are minor and are resolved in early life, others are more serious and must be managed through the adult years- which is what Dr. Oechslin specializes in. For the latest information on congenital heart defects and insights from Dr. Oechslin on treatments, outcomes and case studies, subscribe to follow his Expert Blog below.