International Paediatric and Congenital Cardiac Code

The International Society for Nomenclature of Paediatric and Congenital Heart Disease (ISNPCHD) was constituted in January of 2005 with the overall mission of unifying paediatric cardiac disease under a single terminology. Since its inception over a decade ago, the society has worked to cross link multiple coding systems as well as to create definitions that may be utilized across the globe.

The society has evolved into three working groups:

  • The International Working Group for Mapping and Coding of Nomenclatures for Paediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, also known as the Nomenclature Working Group (NWG).
  • The International Working Group for Defining the Nomenclatures for Paediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, also known as the Definitions Working Group (DWG).
  • The International Working Group for Archiving and Cataloguing the Images and Videos of the Nomenclatures for Paediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, also known as the Archiving Working Group (AWG).

The current mission of all three working groups is to provide to the World Health Organization (WHO) congenital cardiac terms and definitions which will populate the next version of the International Classification of Disease (ICD-11).

Cardiology in the Young, published by Cambridge University Press, is the official journal of the ISNPCHD. www.journals.cambridge.org/cty

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