1. Donate Life Month – Pam’s Transplant Story

    Growing up, like many born in the early days of congenital heart surgery, Pam Ensley thought she was fixed. But after a mostly normal life, including marriage and children, she learned she needed the gift of the perfect match.

  2. Where Can I Find More Info on CHD?

    Congenital heart disease is one of the most common birth defects in the U.S. One in every hundred people is born with CHD. There are even more adults living with congenital heart disease than infants. An estimated 1.5 million adults suffer from a heart defect related to CHD. However, there is limited knowledge of a…

  3. Latest News in Congenital Heart Disease Research

    A congenital disease indicates that the condition is present from the time of birth. Therefore, a person with congenital heart disease suffers from a heart defect most, if not all, of their life. Heart defects can range from coarctation of the aorta and pulmonary valve stenosis to septal defects and underdevelopment. There are over 2…

  4. What is Congenital Heart Disease?

    Congenital heart disease is a term for a variety of birth defects that affect the normal way the heart works. Congenital means the condition is present at birth. Known as the most common birth defect, 1 out of every 100 babies born in the United States suffer from congenital heart disease. But What is Congenital…

  5. What Does a CHD Diagnosis Mean?

    If you have been diagnosed with congenital heart disease, it is not the end of your life. Typically a CHD Diagnosis means that your heart has one or more problems with its structure. This defect will have been something you were born with, which is why it is called congenital (meaning born with the defect)….

  6. 5 Facts You Didn’t Know About CHD

    Congenital heart defects are not a commonly talked about subject. If you or your child suffers from CHD, then you may have a lot of questions. It can be a scary diagnosis at first, but after you learn more about it, you will realize that it is extremely common and manageable. Following are five CHD…

  7. How to Find CHD Support Groups Near Me

    For parents who have children diagnosed with congenital heart disease, it can feel devastating. Although CHD is a serious disease, it is manageable. This means that after a diagnosis, you have a lot of decisions to make and responsibilities to deal with. Having a child with CHD means that you will need to deal with…

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