Retaining paediatric congenital heart disease services at The Royal Brompton hospital. Why they’re so very important…

Paediatric congenital heart disease (CHD) is the “catch all” term that covers a wide range of heart problems. These could be small defects, which may be totally asymptomatic and mean the child will go on to enjoy a normal lifespan, or much more severe forms that need urgent intervention. It is the most common birth defect, affecting between