China has a vast amount of patients with congenital and/or untreated heart diseases as well as rheumatic heart valve diseases. Annually 100,000 children are born with a heart disease, and a huge number of heart diseases of older children are newly diagnosed every year.


Since the year 2000 there has been continuous collaboration with more than 30 centres (see map below: every heart represents a hospital which has been visited by EurAsia Heart Foundation).