Informative Animations – Heart Conditions & Treatment Pathways

These animations provide a visual guide to help you understand more about single ventricle heart conditions.

These animations are part of our wider explanations about single ventricle heart conditions and their treatment pathways. The videos are to accompany the information found on our conditions pages found here.

LHM Animation – Blood travelling through a normal heart

LHM Animation – Blood travelling through a Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome heart

Animation – Blood travelling through a Double Inlet Left Ventricle heart

LHM Animation – Blood travelling through a Tricuspid Atresia Heart

LHM Animation – Blood Travelling through a Pulmonary Atresia heart

Blood Travelling through a Double Outlet Right Ventricle heart

The Fontan Pathway Film – explaining the surgical treatments available for a single ventricle heart.

When a family are given the diagnosis that their, often unborn, child has just half a working heart they are left reeling with the knowledge that their child has a condition that cannot be cured. Gradually they will learn more about their child’s heart and the palliative treatments that might be available to give their child a chance of life.

Little Hearts Matter works to help families at every stage of their life with single ventricle heart disease offering support, information and advocacy.

Over the last year the charity team have created a series of new films. The first set describe the different heart conditions.  The film we are highlighting today explains the different types of surgery that may be offered at stage one, two and three of treatment and how the operations link together to create the Fontan pathway.

We hope that families already on the Half a Heart journey will find the film helpful in explaining their child’s surgery and that doctors and nurses will use it to help them explain the types of surgery that might be possible for their patients.