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Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance

August 2013

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The British Heart Foundation has released figures that reveal a huge 83% drop in the number of children dying from congenital heart disease. News story from Australia’s The Reporter:

FIXING a child’s heart is one the most intricate operations that the NHS performs.

Surgeons who do it must operate on tiny babies whose hearts are hardly bigger than walnuts and whose veins are little more than a hair’s breadth across.

But despite the intricacy, it is something that surgeons, and in particular NHS surgeons, have quietly been getting better at for decades.

Today the British Heart Foundation has...

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