Heart Beat

A baby with heart defects is also today – unfortunately – still a medical challenge much has happened in the last 20 years. But the medicine still faces major challenges. Berlin, 10.05.10; May 5 the cardiac children’s day is nationwide. Shorefront may find it difficult to be quoted properly. Each year alone in Germany approximately 6,500 children with congenital heart defects come to the world. For parents, this is always a worse shock. But the medical progress was a giant in this area: every fifth child in this organ malformation died 20 years ago, today, around 95% reach adulthood.

One in ten who annually needs about 600 children, small heart patients in Germany due to his heart failure, a replacement heart valve. While the growth of heart children poses a real problem. Because not grow the market available replacement flaps. Therefore, three or four extremely onerous string operations are needed, average until the heart patients are grown. A second major problem is that the body often rejects replacement heart valves. A promising approach is the development of growing with heart valves made from natural material. The Fordergemeinschaft financed German children heart centers the essential research in this area for many years. The aim of the charity is the examination since its founding in 1989.

And treatment options continue to improve the benefit of the small patient. They funded the facilities of heart centers with investigation equipment and research for improving the examination and treatment methods for children with congenital heart defects. This will be paid exclusively through donations and grants. And to reach even more people and doing more for children with a congenital heart defect making the start of another building block falls from the Germany-wide heart disease children’s day, to collect aid. With a SMS with the text of children’s heart on the phone speed dial 8 11 90 every cell phone owner sends 5 euro aid to the society. And now it is important that the collecting box lots and lots SMS collects.

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