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Research

There is little understanding of how to prevent heart defects and unfortunately, no cure, either. Thanks to medical advances, children with congenital heart defects are living longer, but there is still much work to be done. It is part of our mission to continually support the research necessary to find the best treatments and work towards a cure for CHD. There are over 2 million people, in the U.S., living with congenital heart defects. However, research studies are often designed by the scientists themselves. PCHA actively promotes the idea that the patient should be at the center of any research study from beginning to end. We represent the patient voice in research collaboratives and individual research projects.