Dublin Cardiovascular Research Forum – Dr Lorna Swan
Title: Cardiac disease in pregnancy
Speaker: Dr Lorna Swan, MB ChB, MD, FRCP (UK),
Consultant Cardiologist at Golden Jubilee Hospital, Glasgow.
She has over the last 15 years she has worked at two of the largest ACHD units in the world – the Toronto Congenital Cardiac Centre for Adults and the Royal Brompton Hospital ACHD unit.
Dr Swan completed her undergraduate medical training (1992) and postgraduate cardiology training in Glasgow. During this period she completed a Research MD thesis at the University of Glasgow. In 2001 she undertook a 2 year Clinical Fellowship as the Joint Royal Brompton/Toronto Adult Congenital Cardiology Fellow. Following a locum consultant appointment in Scotland Lorna took up her Royal Brompton position in 2006. She was the Program Director for 8 years supporting a team of six full-time ACHD cardiology consultants, three ACHD surgeons and three Clinical Nurse Specialists. Before moving to Canada in 2018 Lorna was a council member of the British Congenital Cardiovascular Association (BCCA) and a Nucleus Member of the ESC GUCH working group. During her time as a Staff Cardiologist in Toronto Lorna’s clinical and academic remit included Pregnancy-related Cardiology and Transition. In recent years she co-authored the 2018 ESC Pregnancy & Cardiac disease guidelines, co-edited a Springer series book on ACHD Heart failure and co-authored the 2020 Canadian Cardio-obstetric guidelines.