Latest Posts

Children’s HeartLink + Heart University Develops Lectures on Heart Care in Low-Income Countries

Children’s HeartLink has been partnering with Heart University, a free education resource on heart disease, to develop a lecture series on pediatric cardiac care in low-resource countries. “The goal is to develop a series of lectures focused on the specifics and challenges of management of pediatric and congenital heart disease in resource-limited settings. We hope … Continued

Wendy, Children’s HeartLink’s volunteer: “I get to be a part of something amazing”

Our steadfast volunteer at Children’s HeartLink fundraising events, Wendy and her daughter Mira   Volunteering with Children’s HeartLink is a family affair for Wendy Cushing. “My father was with the organization for many years,” Wendy says. John Cushing served as Children’s HeartLink’s international program director for almost three decades. “This inspired my oldest sister Courtney … Continued

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 5. Treatment for his heart defect became available 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 country makes it difficult for young … 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