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Have you ever heard of Tiny Tickers? | Babies with Heart Conditions


I am extremely lucky in that neither of my babies have ever had heart conditions since being born. Whoever that isn't always the case. I am sure we all know someone who has/ had a heart condition diagnosed at birth or later in life.

Have you ever heard of Tiny Tickers? | Babies with Heart Conditions


I don't often share things like this but it really struck a chord with me and so I thought why not.

Every two hours a baby is born in the UK with a serious heart condition. Congenital heart disease (CHD) is one of the biggest killer of babies in the UK, causing one in every 13 infant deaths. Early detection of heart defects means babies will get the treatment they need from the first opportunity – which can save lives, improve post-surgery survival rates and lead to a better long-term quality of life.

Tiny Tickers is the only national charity with a focus on improving the early detection, diagnosis and care of babies with heart conditions. Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect and it is Tiny Tickers’ ambition that no baby should ever die with an undetected heart defect.

Tiny Tickers’ work can literally be life-saving. They provide specialist, on-site training in maternity hospitals to sonographers and health professionals who perform pregnancy scans.

On Sunday 21st May at 4pm on BBC 1 Tiny Tickers will be featuring in a BBC Lifeline appeal, presented by Gabby Logan. By sharing very different stories of two babies born with heart conditions, Tommy and Rocco, the appeal demonstrates how Tiny Tickers’ specialist sonographer training can save lives.

Have you ever heard of Tiny Tickers? | Babies with Heart Conditions


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