We can't end wars but

we can save the heart of a child

—  DR DAVID LUU 
CARDIAC SURGEON

FOUNDER OF THE HEART FUND

CARDIAC SURGERY

The Heart Fund provides open-heart surgery for children in their country of origin

OPEN HEART

 

REPARING

A HEART

 

Teams of experts in congenital heart surgery treat heart malformations by re-establishing the heart's normal anatomy; this enables the child to grow, go to school and find a place in society.

This human, social and economic investment is key to The Heart Fund approach.

This type of operation requires stopping the heart while maintaining the blood supply to body organs; this is done using equipment that enables circulating and oxygenating blood throughout the body and is known as extracorporeal circulation.

THERAPEUTIC SOLUTION 

The Heart Fund operates on children weighing just a few pounds to adolescents and offers a durable therapeutic solution to children who do not have access to care.

 

There are some twenty different congenital cardiopathies. Sometimes they combine to form complex congenital cardiopathies that can only be treated surgically for definitive results.

 

 

SPECIALIZED TEAM 

Heart surgery requires the collaboration of highly specialized teams and advanced equipment. Most low-income countries do not have the necessary technical installation, equipment and surgical teams.

 

The Heart Fund organizes and deploys the human and technical resources needed for the development of programs in congenital heart surgery.

PUBLIC HEALTH

By operating on a child with a cardiopathy, The Heart Fund contributes to lowering the infant mortality rate in developing countries. This is part of the public health policy of the World Health Organization's combat against non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

 

Curing children of a heart disease means ensuring their future, helping their entire family and having an impact on the community.

 

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PEDIATRIC 

HEART DISEASE

 

The Heart Fund takes care of various types of congenital and rheumatic heart diseases, depending on the child's state of health and local medical structures.

Non-cyanotic

heart disease

 

Atrial septal defect

Ventricular septal defect

Atrioventricular septal defect

Patent ductus arteriosus

Pulmonary artery stenosis

Aortic stenosis

Aortic coarctation

 

Cyanotic

heart disease

 

Tetralogy of Fallot

Pulmonary atresia

Common atrium

Rheumatic

heart disease

 

Mitral valve stenosis

Mitral valve insufficiency

Aortic valve stenosis

Aortic valve insufficiency

 

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