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Children’s HeartLink Partnership Opens Doors for Young Surgeons in Hanoi

Little Minh from Hanoi is a heart warrior who underwent two complex open heart surgeries before the age of five. The complex heart defect that Minh was born with was not treated at Vietnam National Children’s Hospital (VNCH) just a few years prior to Minh’s birth. A shortage of senior pediatric heart surgeons in the … Continued

Our Partners in India Release Unique Manual of Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care

Our partner and Center of Excellence in India, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, released a unique resource for medical professionals who care for children in pediatric cardiac intensive care units (PCICU) in low- and middle-income countries. A Practical Manual of Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care covers key aspects of care of children with heart disease and … Continued

How Virtual Training Helps Our Partners in Brazil Save Children

One year ago, a 12-year-old Maria Fernanda from Brazil received her new heart. The first thing she asked after recovery was to go to one of the beautiful Brazilian beaches. When she was first seen at our partner Hospital da Criança e Maternidade (HCM) a few months prior to her surgery, she was in severe … Continued

Welcome to Our Board, Fernanda Kattar Petto and Connie White Delaney

“We are excited to have Fernanda and Connie join our board of directors. They are recognized as visionary leaders in their fields and their expertise is very valuable to us at the time when we are adapting to a changing environment and pivoting our business and programs model, to continue to support our global partners … Continued

Our Center of Excellence in Malaysia Helps Improve Cardiac Programs in Several Countries

This is the third in a series of posts featuring Children’s HeartLink Centers of Excellence. These hospitals became regional training centers after enhancing their own pediatric cardiac programs with the help of our medical volunteers. Our Centers of Excellence in India, Malaysia and China commit to training pediatric cardiac specialists from low-resource regions. This is … Continued

3D Heart Models: “Unique Opportunity to Get Hands-On Experience”

We are excited when our global partners benefit from technologies in education. Five junior surgeons from our partner hospitals in India and Vietnam completed an online simulation-based hands-on surgical training (HOST), focused on the repair of Tetralogy of Fallot. This course was organized by our medical volunteer partner The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. Surgical … Continued

Our Center of Excellence West China Hospital Uses 3D Heart Models in Training

This is the second in a series of posts featuring Children’s HeartLink Centers of Excellence. These hospitals became regional training centers after enhancing their own pediatric cardiac programs with the help of our medical volunteers. Our five Centers of Excellence in India, Malaysia and China commit to training pediatric cardiac specialists from low-resource regions. This … Continued

A Story from Vietnam: “My Child Has Heart Disease”

This is the heartwarming story of a 4-year-old boy, Minh, from Vietnam. Minh had heart surgery in February 2021 at Vietnam National Children’s Hospital, our partner hospital in Hanoi. Every day, Minh, who loves his ukulele and Legos, is doing better. After two months away from school due to surgery, he was very excited to … Continued

Fiscal Year-End Campaign: Help Us Continue to Save Children with Heart Disease

As the pandemic began in early 2020, Children’s HeartLink committed to continuing work with partner hospitals around the world, training health care professionals in advanced cardiac care for children. Our programs team with the support of our many talented medical volunteers built a new curriculum that would translate to remote learning and began delivering training via virtual conferences. Despite the travel restrictions of … Continued