Resources for Families

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Our pediatric cardiologists provide world-class care. To learn more about our services, call 310-267-7667.

If you would like to refer a patient to the UCLA Congenital Heart Program for congenital heart surgery or for a discussion of surgical candidacy, please complete this Surgical Referral Form.

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Support Groups

California Heart Connection: Non-profit support network for children and adults throughout the U.S. who have congenital heart defects (CHD). Founded by parents of children with CHD, it is run solely by volunteers and provides free support and information through these programs:

  • Matching of families/individuals with similar heart defects
  • Events such as our Annual Heart Picnic, occasional seminars
  • An online support group
  • Teddy Bears to children undergoing heart surgery FREE, downloadable handouts and forms for physicians and patient

Congenital Heart Disease Support Disease Group

For details, contact Victoria Gerdts, ACSW, MPA | 424-440-0483 or [email protected]

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