Most of the information you have seen in the sections above is available in printed or downloadable form.

Click on any publication you are interested in to access a PDF version or ring the office team. Publications are free for members, and LHM will put one in the post.

If at any time you would like to chat through the information you have been given, do not hesitate in giving the LHM team a ring on 0121 455 8982.

Travel and trips

Having a child with a heart condition should not prevent you enjoying a holiday away from home or even abroad. This booklets aims to guide you through the planning of your holiday, weekend of even the first time your child goes away without you.

Click here to view a list of travel insurance companies recommended by members.

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Travel insurance

This booklet contains a  list of travel insurance companies recommended by members.

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    If you are booking your summer holiday you might like to look at our Travel and Trips booklet to help with your planning. It is full of tips and ideas for how you can make sure you have a great time but also keep your heart warrior safe. www.lhm.org.uk/information/lifestyle-information/travel-and-trips/ ... See MoreSee Less

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    Children with half a working heart catch colds and coughs just like other children of the same age but of course when you already have a reduced energy level and less oxygen travelling around your body it can knock the children for six. Parents may notice that their child is a bit more cyanosed, a bit bluer, and that they may be a bit more breathless than normal. Keep the children well wrapped up and snug and warm, give them Calpol if their temperature is high, keep the fluids going, small amounts of nourishing food every couple of hours and lots of opportunity to sleep will all help a child recover. HOWEVER, if they have a high temperature for a couple of days or their breathlessness or colour becomes worse take them to the GP for a check-up. If the infection is Viral there will be no point in antibiotics but if the GP thinks antibiotics will help they will be prescribed. If you are worried at all always get your child checked by a doctor. ... See MoreSee Less

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