Leg pains in CHD: a distressing symptom of a wider problem

Anecdotal reports suggest that children and young adults with CHD frequently experience pain in their legs. The purpose of this pilot study, performed by Little Hearts Matter patient organisation, was to assess the burden of leg pains in this group and begin to investigate associated factors and consequences for daily living. To read the full report please click on the link above.

25th Anniversary Membership Survey – Creating a Better Future.

In its 25th Anniversary year Little Hearts Matter sought to review how the needs of its membership may have changed over the past 25 years and where their greatest challenges are moving forward. The following paper explores the results of the survey and sets out the actions that the charity will take moving forward. Click Here to access the survey

Research priorities in single-ventricle heart conditions: a United Kingdom national study

The object was to bring together stakeholders in the United Kingdom to establish national priorities for research in single-ventricle heart conditions. In partnership with Little Hearts Matter, the group in Birmingham brought together patients, their parents, healthcare professionals, researchers and charities from across the UK. Their findings have been published in the journal Cardiology in the Young and can be viewed by clicking on the link above.

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    2 weeks on from our initial release of the ‘Wrap a Blanket’ video and we have reached over twenty five thousand people so far. An incredible amount of awareness has been raised. We have also filled our first blanket on the Visufund page, thank you so much to everyone for making this happen!

    But to support every heart-family, we are going to need to fill even more blankets. We are confident in you, our generous supporters, to help us reach our goal of filling 3 blankets by Christmas.

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    In 2020, as many as 550 new families will receive the life changing news that their baby has only half a working heart. They will all feel frightened, isolated and overwhelmed with new information.

    Help us to support them with this devastating news and to feel part of the LHM family. The half-a-heart journey truly is a rollercoaster, but we are here for these incredibly brave families every step of the way.

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