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  1. Dental Health and Heart Health Go Hand in Hand

    Printable PDF Young children with congenital heart defects (CHD) are at greater risk for tooth decay because their baby teeth may have weak enamel. Healthy teeth and gums are important for everyone but especially for children with heart conditions. Children with heart disease may have weaker teeth due to poor oxygenation. Cardiac medications that may…

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    Who Discovered Congenital Heart Disease?

    Congenital heart disease impacts a surprising amount of people within the world’s population—but who is responsible for identifying this disease? There are some diseases that have truly detrimental impacts on society, and congenital heart disease is one of them. Though you might not have it yourself, a large number of people have this disease from…

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    How Does Congenital Heart Disease Affect the Body?

    Congenital heart disease can affect everyone differently. How does it impact individuals who are diagnosed with it? There are plenty of diseases that impact humanity, but congenital heart disease is a condition that impacts children and adults all around the world. While some diseases limit themselves to specific circumstances, others are present at random and…

  4. Heart Connection Conference Update

    Every year, we look forward to connecting with advocates in Washington D.C. and sharing our vision for the future we’re building together. We appreciate your passion and commitment to such an important cause!  After careful consideration with our team regarding the health and safety of everyone in our community – our advocates, our exhibitors, and…

  5. Make Some Winter Memories

    Baby, it may be cold outside, but there are still memories to be made! The Winter months might seem like a bad time to make plans. The dropping temps and the sloshing snow at first seem daunting. But take a step back and you just might find the beauty of this season is underrated!  We asked…

  6. Hope for Research in the New Year

    The more patients that survive into their teen an adult years, the greater the need to improve long term outcomes and quality of life. Physical Therapist Casey Vogel studies the impact of exercise in those with CHD on overall health.

  7. Precision Medicine: The Future of Congenital Heart Disease Care?

    Every person is different. Every person with CHD is different. So why would you want the same treatment plan for all CHD patients? Much has been accomplished in the last 10-30 years for the care of patients with congenital heart disease, improving overall outcomes significantly. Most centers, however, still use a one-size-fits-all treatment plan for…

  8. The Unsung Member of Our Care Team

    When we think of our Cardiac Care Team, pharmacist doesn’t immediately come to mind. But the truth is they play a very important role in our care. This week’s blog comes to us from Dr. Ashley Schenk, Cardiac Pharmacist and adult with CHD. She shares just how much more than filling prescriptions there is to…

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    How many babies are born with heart defects?

    Congenital means present at birth, therefore congenital heart defects are heart conditions that a baby is born with. These conditions range from mild to serious and are the most common types of defects that affect babies at birth. CHD Awareness is important because birth defects are structural changes present at birth. Babies born with these…

  10. New Year, New Blog

    Happy New Year! It’s 2022!  With resolutions and a blank calendar, we all have a chance to make the most of a fresh start, to learn new things, set out on new adventures, and make new memories.   Conquering CHD is going to take that chance, too, right here in our blog!  In the past we’ve…