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Dec 10th 2018 - CoaguChek Test Strips for Point of Care and Home Use: Risk of false high results (MDA/2018/033)

The government has issued important information regarding CoaguChek Test Strips for Point of Care and Home Use manufactured by Roche Diagnostics GmbH. There is a risk of false high results. Affected CoaguChek test strips may give false high results for INR values above 4.5 when compared to laboratory results and this may lead to incorrect […]

Dec 05th 2018 - Do your Christmas shopping online and support CHF

Nov 20th 2018 - Guidelines for children with heart conditions participating in parkrun

CHF has been liaising with parkrun UK to draft a set of guidelines for parents of children with heart conditions and parkrun organisers. The guidelines provide reassurance and information so that children with heart conditions can confidentally take part in the run and benefit from the exercise, fun and sense of achievement. ‘When I was […]

23 Nov 2018

19/11/18 - Global Atrial Fibrillation Aware Week

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder). Over 1.5 million people have been diagnosed with AF in the UK alone. This Global AF Aware Week 19 – 25 November, find out more about AF and its detection and management. Further information:

16 Nov 2018

25/10/18 - Children’s Heart Study summer newsletter

Download the project newsletter here. Over 5000 paediatric cardiac surgery procedures are performed in the UK each year and early survival has improved to over 98% however there is concern that parents are not adequately informed about possible outcomes. This research project being carried out at Great Ormond Street Hospital with input from CHF, looks […]

25 Oct 2018

22/10/18 - Fathers’ experiences of having a child with a congenital heart defect

A new research study aims to capture fathers’ experiences when their child is born with a congenital heart defect (CHD). Are you a father with a child diagnosed with CHD? You are invited to participate in this study. The research study will focus on the fathering role and the interaction between fathers and healthcare professionals […]

22 Oct 2018

19/10/18 - CHF and junior parkrun 

CHF will be attending the junior parkrun at Welwyn Garden City on the 4th November. Please tell us if you’re coming via email: Please turn up at 08:30 am for a 09:00 am start. If your child wants to participate in the run they need to register and bring along their barcode. We would […]

18 Oct 2018

17/10/18 - CHF: How we help

Find out more about CHF’s information resources including our ‘Heart Conditions’ and ‘Caring for a Heart Child’ information sheets. Find out more information too about CHF’s Molly’s dolly rag doll that introduces heart children and families to effectively cope with the issue of scarring before the heart child’s surgery takes place. Further information:

16 Oct 2018

15/10/18 - Restart a Heart Day: 16 October

Restart a Heart Day is a day of action with the aim to teach vital life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills to as many people as possible. Your hands could save a life. Find out more:

12 Oct 2018

12/10/18 - How to support CHF

Find out more about how to help CHF support more heart children and families. Every step of your fundraising run will help us make a world of difference. Further information:

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