What I Wish People Knew…
Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect in the United States and worldwide. Oftentimes, children and adults with CHD wish those around them knew more… CHD is the most common birth defect worldwide, however, most of the general public has never heard of congenital heart disease. We recently asked some of our community…
African American Innovators: “Where There is No Vision, There is No Hope.”
African-Americans have made crucially important advancements in the medical field since the early days of our history – many of them were innovators in the fields of cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. While this isn’t a full list, in honor of Heart Month and Black History Month, we are highlighting just a few of these amazing…
Facing Rainbows & Storms
You would never guess CHD was their norm, that caused them to face both rainbows and storms.
Celebrating Eight Great Years of Hope!
It’s #ConqueringCHD week! We are celebrating eight great years of hope and Conquering CHD – here are a few ways you can join in the celebration!
Why Health Disparities Should Matter to You
Not every person living with CHD in the United States has equal access to appropriate care, equal treatment within the healthcare system, or even equal outcomes. Conquering CHD wants to change that and we need your help. Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect, but not every person living with CHD has the…
Health Disparities 101
Not every person living with CHD in the United States has equal access to appropriate care, equal treatment within the healthcare system, or even equal outcomes. Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect, but not every person living with CHD has the same access to, or treatment within, the U.S. healthcare system. Health…
An Introduction to American Indian/Alaska Native Health Disparities
Dr. Joseph Burns, MD, a Native American CHD patient and clinician, and Dr. Alessandra Angelino, MD MPH, highlight health disparities in the American Indiana/Alaska Native community.
What is CHD Awareness?
Congenital heart disease, also known as CHD, is a name for a range of birth defects that affect the normal way the heart works. Congenital is a word that means a “condition present from birth.” Although one of the most common types of birth defects, it is not given much publicity. This is why we…
A Run For (and From) The Heart
Kevin met Alex in 2018 when Alex was running a social media page on Instagram featuring a sport they were both interested in, Disc Golf. Kevin had initially reached out to Alex to learn more about corporate sponsorship, but their professional relationship turned into a friendship. Alex and his wife, Lacey, had their second child…
CHD Surgery Outcomes and Transparency in Pediatric Cardiology: A Podcast
David Kasnic joins Dr. Alison Brent for an episode of Charting Pediatrics, a professional resource of Children’s Hospital of Colorado.