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.