Heart Research UK is funding pioneering medical research projects into Helping Little Hearts such as:
Developing a new 5-minute MRI scan for imaging the hearts of children with congenital heart disease to reduce cost and patient discomfort, and help doctors decide on the best treatments.
Growing life-life blood vessels to treat congenital heart disease which would grow with the child, and remove the need for traumatic operations as they get older.
Heart Research UK has also funded research into the benefits of physical activity on the rehabilitation of children with congenital heart disease. They've worked with medical professionals, academics and patient groups to develop the Congenital Heart Disease Physical Activity Toolkit, which has now been distributed to 95% of paediatric services throughout the UK, including Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.