Finnish Association for Heart Children and Adults
Every year approximately 500 children are born with congenital heart defect in Finland. Out of 500, about 350 require surgical operation either immediately after birth or later during their lives. However, there are still certain congenital heart defects, which cannot be cured with either medical or surgical treatments.
The Finnish Association for Heart Children and Adults (formerly the Finnish Association for Heart Children) is a nationwide non-governmental organisation, which seeks to benefit and improve the lives of people with congenital heart defect (CHD), as well as the lives of the family members and close ones of people with CHD. The Association was established in 1975.
The central goal for the Association is to ensure the best possible scientific and surgical treatment for people with CHD. Today the association has 18 regional groups, all of which follow the same guiding principles for benefiting their members as the nationwide association does. In addition, the Finnish Association for Heart Children and Adults has 3 nationwide divisions – Heart Angels Division (support group for those, who have lost their child due to CHD), Synja Division (division for young people with and adults with CHD) and Long QT Division (division for people with Long QT Syndrome.)
More information about Finnish Association for Heart Children and Adults and its activities from these pages.
By joining the Finnish Association for Heart Children and Adults You have an excellent chance to affect on the matters concerning people and families affected by CHD, to receive extensive benefits provided by the association – and to meet your peers!