Table 1

Acronyms used for grown-ups with congenital heart disease and organisations that register data on such patients

AcronymMeaningPlaces term used
GUCHGrown-up congenital heart diseaseUK, Europe, Japan
CACHCanadian adult congenital heartsCanada
BACHBoston adult congenital heartsBoston, USA
ACHDAdult congenital heart diseaseUSA
WATCHWorking group for adults and teenagers with congenital heart diseaseSwitzerland
PACHPacific adult congenital heartPacific (Vancouver)