The Think Heart initiative was Pioneered by Dr. Joan LaRovere, Director of Royal Brompton Hospital’s (RBH) Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.
“ Think Heart gives health professionals not specifically trained in cardiology the skills, knowledge and confidence to spot potential heart problems in newborn babies. It will also empower PARENTS to spot any potential health problems at home and will hopefully give them the confidence to take action.”
If you think your baby might be demonstrating any of the above please talk to your GP immediately and ask to be referred to a paediatric doctor to investigate the symptoms further. Too many babies with CHD go undiagnosed until they go home and parents begin to struggle. With this simple initiative we may be able to bring CHD to the attention of doctors faster and help more babies to survive.