Cardiac Center Resources

We know that caring for a child with a heart condition can be stressful. To help you find answers to your questions -- either before or after visiting the Cardiac Center -- we've created this list of educational health resources.

Through the use of education, preparation, and developmentally appropriate activities, child life specialists at CHOP can help cardiac patients minimize stress and learn positive coping skills.

Learn about medical play and its therapeutic benefits for hospitalized children. Find links to age-specific information.

Play and recreation can be therapeutic by giving children the opportunity to explore, express and process their healthcare experiences in a safe, non-threatening environment.

For Parents and Caregivers

The teachers in the Hospital School Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia teach you everything you need to know about the ABCs of Hospital school.


Websites

AHA is the nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

The American Organ Transplant Association helps to make organ transplant surgery, travel and aftercare available to patients and their families.

AST is an organization of transplant professionals dedicated to research, education, advocacy and patient care in transplantation science and medicine.

UNOS is a private, nonprofit organization managing the nation's organ transplant system under contract with the federal government.


Educational Materials for Practitioners