Second parents’ guide—Cardiac catheterisation book on the way

While the corrective procedure for the majority of congenital heart disorders is surgery, there are a handful of heart conditions that do not require surgery to correct.

Cardiac catheterisation, a diagnostic test used to determine the severity of a heart disorder, can, in some cases, be used as a corrective measure.  To this extent, we have begun work on a parental guide to cardiac catheterisation and intervention.  Sponsored by Pfizer, it will be similar to the book on surgical intervention  we launched earlier this year.

Hearing that your child has a heart problem and needs surgery strikes fear into every parent’s heart.  And being able to offer easily-understandable answers to parents’ questions is just one way that the WSPCCA is working to make the process of diagnosis, surgery and recovery easier to cope with.

Remember: informed patients and parents are less anxious patients. Our heartfelt thanks go out to
everyone involved with the creation of the new book.

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About The WSPCF

The Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Foundation (WSPCF) is a philanthropic paediatric cardiac foundation for Africa, focussing on delivering life-saving surgery for underprivileged children with congenital heart disorders from across Africa. It also aims to develop diagnostic and treatment skills amongst Africa’s medical fraternity and conducts critical research into paediatric cardiac healthcare. The cardiac surgery or intervention is undertaken at the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Centre for Africa situated in Netcare Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg, , as well as at Cape Town’s Netcare Christian Barnard Memorial and Red Cross Children’s Hospitals. The WSPCF was founded by Dr. Robin Kinsley in 2003, and was established as a living legacy to the late Walter Sisulu and his widow, Albertina, both of whom dedicated their lives to helping children in need.
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