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Baby Hearts Press  Offers books on CHD's.  888-222-4649

It's My Heart - offered free to parents of children with heart defects through Children's Heart Foundation online or they can mail you this hardcover book if you tell them you or your child is a patient.

Heart of a Child by Catherine Neill

Heart Defects in Children, What Every Parent Should Know by Cheryl Wild

King of Hearts, The True Story of the Maverick Who Pioneered Open Heart Surgery by G. Wayne Miller

The Parents Guide to Congenital Heart Defects by Gerri Freid Kramer and Shari Mauer

Your Child in the Hospital: A Practical Guide for Parents, by Nancy Keene and Rachel Prentice

Walk on Water: Inside an Elite Pediatric Surgical Unit by Michael Ruhlman


A Night Without Stars by James Howe

Cardiac Kids by Vicci Elder

Pump the Bear, by Gisella Olivo Whittington

The Hospital Book, by James Howe


A Practical Atlas of Congenital Heart Disease by Audrey Smith, Roxane McKay

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, edited by Hani A. Hennein, M.D. and Edward L. Bove, M.D.;  ISBN - 0879937041, Blackwell Publishing - 800-216-2522.  A medical text book on HLHS - a must for medical professionals who treat children with HLHS.  It is pretty expensive, and a bit technical, but parents of children with HLHS may also want a copy.  It reviews the latest research on HLHS from including genetics, diagnostics, surgical treatments, and more.

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, edited by Jack Rychik, M.D. and Gil Wernovsky, M.D.

Neonatal Cardiology by Michael Artman (Editor), et al

Pediatric Cardiology Handbook, by Myung K. Park

The Clinical Recognition of Congenital Heart Disease by Joseph K. Perloff

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