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3D and Virtual Reality in Children’s Cardiac Care

Published on August 2, 2022  Our partners from the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) in India prove that working in a country with limited resources is not a barrier to using new technologies to treat children with heart disease. Dr. Kappanayil Mahesh and his team reproduce the heart of patients with the help of … Continued

Opinion: Why I Serve As a Volunteer Nurse Educator

Published May 27, 2022 One-third of the Children’s HeartLink medical volunteers are nurses and nurse educators. 40% of the clinicians we train are nurses. In 2022, 17 volunteer nursing experts united their efforts to implement a virtual Nurse Residency Program (NRP) to train nurses in India and Malaysia. This program became an online version of … Continued

How a 3D Printed Heart Changed More Than One Life

The story of Harikrishnan “Hari” AM, a young man from India, shows the impact of donations from individuals like you. Supported by Children’s HeartLink’s work, he is now giving back to others with a similar medical condition. “My heart defect didn’t allow me to enjoy a full childhood. After heart surgery, I feel different not … Continued

Children’s HeartLink Program Helps Cardiac Nurses Grow Confidence and Skills

Published May 6, 2022 (Updated June 16, 2022) Every year, we celebrate National Nurses Week (May 6-12) to honor nurses and recognize their impact on patient care. This Nurses Week, we’re featuring the Children’s HeartLink Nurse Residency Program (NRP) aimed at empowering cardiac nurses in developing countries and enhancing their skills. In 2022, Children’s HeartLink … Continued

Get Involved with Children’s HeartLink’s Signature Event

AND SUPPORT PEDIATRIC HEART CARE GLOBALLY Children’s HeartLink is working to improve access to pediatric heart care in underserved parts of the world, and you can help! Children with heart defects continue to suffer because they do not have access to the heart care they need to survive and thrive. We train thousands of health … Continued

Uniting Pediatric Cardiac Care Leaders in Low- and Middle-Income Countries | CoE Collaborative 

Published April 26, 2022  Children’s HeartLink has brought together pediatric cardiac leaders from low- and middle-income countries to share their knowledge with each other and other professionals in underserved communities. The Children’s HeartLink Center of Excellence Collaborative includes four Children’s HeartLink Centers of Excellence in Brazil, China, India and Malaysia. These hospitals have achieved high … Continued

Global Partners: Medical Volunteers Inspire Us to High Standards of Heart Care

Published April 21, 2022 This National Volunteer Week, we want to recognize our amazing volunteers who work hard to help improve pediatric heart care in underserved communities. Before the pandemic, medical volunteers spent hours traveling to train their peers in person. Currently, they spend multiple hours designing and conducting virtual trainings to continue to make … Continued

Dr. Mahesh from India and Heart Patient Hari Join Children’s HeartLink’s Committee

Published April 15, 2022 We’re delighted to welcome pediatric cardiologist Dr. Mahesh Kappanayil from Kochi and his young adult patient and collaborator Harikrishnan AM”Hari” to our International Programs Committee. The International Programs Committee provides support on the strategic planning of our program work and its future direction. Their advice helps to guide our board of … Continued

Medtronic Helps Children’s HeartLink Reduce Health Disparities: First Outcomes

Published April 3, 2022 It’s been a year since Children’s HeartLink received its largest grant from Medtronic Foundation to increase our impact on global pediatric heart care. This first-of-its-kind partnership between our two organizations is significant because it is multi-year, multi-country and engages Medtronic employees who are contributing their time and skills to accelerate quality … Continued