Documentary series. Following the doctors and surgeons of Great Ormond's Cardiothoracic Department as they treat new born babies with complex heart problems.
The hospital's Cardiothoracic Department treats new born babies with complex heart problems. Many are diagnosed before they are even born and improvements in surgical techniques mean that more of these babies are surviving.
Short term survival rates are on the rise, however a long life expectancy is the real measure of success. Surgeons and doctors, together with parents, must decide whether or not to embark on difficult surgery knowing that in some cases, the outcomes remain uncertain.