Preparing for medical procedures

One of the most common questions asked by parents on our support groups, involves preparation for medical procedures. While we can give basic guidelines, it is important to remember that […]

What is a hybrid cardiac surgical procedure?

In recent weeks Wyatt Cornali received hybrid surgery to repair a hole in one of the wall of his heart. In Wyatt’s case it is the wall between the two […]

Pulse ox picked up what 8 other doctors missed!

He came into the world a 2,1kg mighty warrior. We did not know how mighty he was, as we had no idea how hard he was fighting.  During the 6 […]

Imagine “off the shelf blood vessels” that reduce repeat surgery!

Repeated surgery is a bittersweet topic in the Congenital Heart defects community. On the one hand it means that the previous surgery was successful, that your child has grown and […]

New guidelines for using 3-D echocardiography for patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) released

The European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) and the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) released a new document early in 2017 that provides a comprehensive review of the optimal application […]

Granny saved my life!

Charleze is part of the group of children whose different heart was not diagnosed before she left the hospital. Even a follow-up visit to the paediatrician did not lead to […]