The announcement that Pulse Oximetry Newborn Screening is coming to Ontario is amazing news for early detection of babies born with Critical Congenital Heart Defects (CCHD).
This program will help catch upwards of 150 babies a year born with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) but who currently leave the hospital undiagnosed. “Early detection and treatment of CHD is critical in ensuring the best possible long-term quality of life for individuals that will live with this life-long disease" stated Krista Vriend, President of the Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance (CCHA). "Leadership and progress on...
Annual Labatt Family Heart Centre Family Conference 2017
Saturday April 22, 2017 8:30am to 4pm
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning (PGCRL) at 686 Bay St, Toronto
This conference brings children, their families and health professionals together to share information and experiences about heart disease in children. The goal is to enhance parent and family emotional well-being through knowledge exchange, experiential sharing and the development or informal support systems.