What is PediHeart ?

PediHeart is a mailing list on the Internet. Any E-mail sent ("posted") to PediHeart will be automatically re-routed to all subscribers. The purpose is to provide a means of communication for professionals involved in the care of children with heart disease.

How does it work ?

If you "post" a note on PediHeart, within minutes it will appear in all subscriber's E-mail, anywhere in the world. When you check your E-mail you will find items sent by other subscribers. You may ignore them, read them or answer them. If you think that it is of general interest, you post your answer on PediHeart and all subscribers will be able to read it. Alternatively, you may answer by personal E-mail or by other means. If enough people become interested in PediHeart your E-mail will contain a stream of discussion on Pediatric Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery.

Why is it good ?

Imagine that for a few minutes every day one would be able to get together hundreds of experts in various aspects of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery. They would come from all over the world and the meeting would always take place at the most convenient place and time for you, no matter where you were. You could ask any questions and some people may volunteer to answer. Your could listen to the exchange of ideas or skip any topics that you were not interested in. Once you identified a person with like interests, you could have either a private dialogue or a public discussion.

Who may subscribe ?

Any health professional involved or interested in Pediatric Cardiology or Cardiac Surgery with an E-mail address on the Internet, anywhere in the world. Various Universities and corporation are linked to the Internet. Commercial on line services that can send and receive E-mail through the Internet include Compuserve, Prodigy, America Online, Delphi and others.

How much does it cost ?

The service is provided free by the Computer Center of U.C.S.F.- Fresno Central San Joaquin Valley Medical Education Program and the Departments of Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Department of Anesthesiology and PICU at Valley Children's Hospital in Fresno, California. E-mail is free on many systems, however some commercial online services may have surcharges on E-mail. If you receive a lot of E-mail this may become a significant expense. Check before subscribing.


A condition of the subscription to PediHeart is that participants understand and agree to the condition below. If you do not fully agree with the condition listed below, both in spirit and in the letter, please do not subscribe or post on PediHeart. PediHeart is a vehicle designed to facilitate communication between private individuals. It does not monitor, moderate, judge, censor or promote the content of the messages sent to it. Individuals posting messages on PediHeart bear the sole responsibility for the content of their messages, as well as for any consequences resulting form sending the messages via PediHeart. Commercial advertizing is not allowed on PediHeart. UCSF, Valley Children's Hospital or any persons involved in the operation of PediHeart bear no responsibility whatsoever for the content or any damages, direct, indirect, consequential or otherwise resulting from the activities on PediHeart or from any action or lack of action that they may have in their relation with the PediHeart mailing list. PediHeart may reject any applicant for any reason whatsoever, may terminate the membership of any subscriber at any time without reason, may stop operation at any time without prior warning and may restrict access of any individual to PediHeart. PediHeart may or may not keep records of the messages sent through the system and it does not guarantee the accuracy of the messages transmitted.

How do I subscribe ?

 Send E-mail to Adam Birek M.D.:

Please include in your note:

    1. Your name, title, position
    2. Mailing address (regular mail)
    3. Your E-mail address
    4. State that you would like to subscribe to PediHeart.

Your application will be acknowledged by E-mail.  You may cancel your
subscription any time.

Or try heart@medisun.ucsfresno.edu to subscribe now.

Adam Birek M.D., F.A.A.P. - Operator, PediHeart,
UCSF-Fresno & Valley Children's Hospital
3151 N. Millbrook Avenue Mailstop IN-30, Fresno, CA 93703
Voice: (209) 229-9571 FAX: (209) 432-9235
E-mail: birek@medisun.ucsfresno.edu