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Implementation of a Population Health Program for Congenital Heart Disease

Published November 12, 2021 Children’s HeartLink is excited to share our original research on the Implementation of a Population Health Program for Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) in Kerala, India* was published in October 2021. The Children’s HeartLink initiative with the Kerala Government and Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) began in the summer of 2017. … Continued

Three Experts Receive 2021 Founders Award

Published on November 12, 2021. The 2021 Children’s HeartLink Founders Award recognizes three individuals who demonstrate extraordinary dedication and contribution to Children’s HeartLink mission. Congratulations to Dr. Glen Van Arsdell, Chief of Congenital Cardiovascular Surgery at UCLA; Dr. Steven Schwartz, Head of the Division of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children; and … Continued

Recap of 2021 Children’s HeartLink Global (re)Gathering

Thank you for helping further our mission! Many of our supporters gathered on October 29, 2021, at the Children’s HeartLink Global (re)Gathering to celebrate and raise funds to help transform pediatric heart care in underserved parts of the world. Thank you to all those who joined us virtually and in person. Thank you for your … Continued

Success in Brazil: Hospital da Criança e Maternidade Named Children’s HeartLink Center of Excellence

Published on November 9, 2021. Thousands of children born with heart disease in southeast Brazil now receive high-quality cardiac care in their own country. Hospital da Criança e Maternidade (HCM) in São José do Rio Preto, which serves a multi-state region of 80 million people, has been rapidly evolving into one of the best pediatric cardiac programs in Brazil. … Continued

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