Global ARCH / Resources

Healing Hearts and Minds. A Holistic Approach to Coping Well With Congenital Heart Disease, published by Oxford University Press. This is a Global ARCH favourite, written by counselling psychologist Dr. Liza Morton and clinical social worker Tracy Livecchi. The book, available at Amazon, is full of evidence-based, easy to understand information about congenital heart disease, and offers strategies for learning to thrive despite living with this condition. But most importantly, written by two women who live with CHD, it offers hope and connection.

HeartChoir: A fascinating study demonstrating that choir singing improves respiratory muscle strength and quality of life in patients with structural heart disease. Published by Swiss Medical Weekly at University of Basel in Switzerland.

A congenital heart disease resource with outstanding visuals of 50 congenital heart surgeries. A great resource for parents and patients.