Welcome to Baby Hearts Press!
Baby Hearts Press is an independent publishing company that has been providing books and resources for the congenital heart defect (CHD) community since 1997. Owner and founder, Anna Jaworski, is the mother of a young adult with the complex congenital heart defect known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). She is the author of two books, editor of two books, a contributor to a number of books as well as a public speaker and internet talk radio show host of Heart to Heart with Anna.
Edited by: Anna Marie Jaworski
Illustrated by: Frank Jaworski, R.N.
Foreword by: John Calhoon, M.D.
Baby Hearts Press
(click on the link to view the selected pages)
|i.||Preface by Anna Jaworski|
|ii.||Warning / Disclaimer|
|iv.||Foreword by John Calhoon, M.D.|
|III.||Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)||25|
|IV.||Normal Anatomy and Anatomical Defects||33|
|V.||Testing and Diagnostic Equipment||41|
|VII.||Surviving the Hospital Stay||51|
|VIII.||Typical Post-Operative Schedule and Common Complications||55|
|X.||Planning for the Future||69|
|XI.||Medications and Drugs||73|
|XII.||Nutrition and Feeding||77|
|XIII.||Physicians and Other Personnel||79|
|XV.||The Cycle of Life||87|
|XVI.||Congenital Hearts: A Support Group for Parents||91|
|XVII.||Appendix A: A Parents' Guide to Infant CPR||97|
|Appendix B: Parents' Guide to Unconscious Infant with Airway Obstruction||99|
|Appendix C: Glossary||101|
This book is designed to provide supplementary information to parents. This information is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Parents should consult with medical personnel whenever they feel compelled, regardless of what is written in this book.
Much of this book is the author's opinion and should be read with that in mind. Surgeries, theories, and information are constantly changing. This book is not meant as an authoritative text on Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, but, simply as a starting place for parents. Parents are encouraged to visit their local university library to use Medline or some other computerized search of current medical journals for more in-depth discussions on any of the topics addressed here.
Every effort has been made to make this handbook as accurate as possible; however, there may be mistakes both typographical and in content. Consequently, this book should only be used as a general guide and not as an ultimate source of medical information on Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.
The purpose of this book is to inform parents of basic information with regard to Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. The author and Baby Hearts Press shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused, or alleged to be caused, directly or indirectly by the information contained in this book. If you do not wish to be bound by the above, you may return this book to the publisher for a full refund.
- Meet Anna Jaworski
- Book Proposal Guidelines
- Exclusive Bookstores
- Heart to Heart with Anna Talk Show
- Donate Copies of our Books to a Hospital, Clinic, Library or Support Group!
- AHA Heart Heroes DVDs and Handouts
- CHD Posters
- Lapel Pins
- Favorite Links
- Baby Hearts Press Blog
- Contact Us
- Like us on Facebook
- Follow Anna on Twitter