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Rising Star Award

Feb 22 2022
We would like to congratulate Dr Gillian Blue from Kids Heart Research, Heart Centre for Children who was awarded the Rising Star Award at the 2021...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 27 2020
Many people in our community are feeling worried about COVID-19, our team is here to support you. Please visit our dedicated COVID-19 informati...

Team Harley - City2Surf 2017

Jun 27 2017
Mum Danielle puts it beautifully: "Why we started Team Harley: To raise awareness for Congenital Heart Disease in memory of our amazing...

Kids Heart BioBank

The Kids Heart BioBank is a collection of DNA samples from individuals who have been treated for congenital heart disease at The Children's Hospital at Westmead. These samples are a critical resource to support our genetic research.

To date, there is still no known cause for the majority of congenital heart diseases. Our research aims to establish links between changes in genes known to be involved in heart development and heart disease. To enable this research we need to analyse DNA from large numbers of patients. We began collecting DNA samples from patients with 'holes in the heart' in 2003 as part of a small study looking into the genetic mechanisms involved in these conditions. In 2007, we set up the Kids Heart BioBank and expanded our collection to include samples from patients with any type of CHD. 

All patients affected by any type of structural heart defect, and having treatment at The Children's Hospital at Westmead, can participate in the Kids Heart Biobank. For more information about participation in the Kids Heart BioBank and frequently asked questions, please download our brochure.  

 

Kids Heart BioBank Studies and Collaborations

The samples stored in the Kids Heart BioBank are used in numerous studies aimed at identifying genetic mechanisms involved in heart development and changes associated with congenital heart disease. If you would like to participate in our research or access the Kids Heart BioBank, please contact Kids Heart BioBank via email: SCHN-CHW-HCFCGeneticsService@health.nsw.gov.au or call the Heart Centre for Chlidren on (02) 9845 2345.

 

Current Studies and Collaborations

Completed Research

 

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