1. Summer Camp: Where Connection Makes a Splash

    Summer camp. The very words conjure up images of bonfires, canoeing, and making lifelong friends. But for children with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD), the traditional camp experience might not be an option. Yet, the desire for connection, for belonging, remains just as strong. Thankfully, there are incredible summer camps designed specifically for kids with CHD….

  2. CDC Role in the CHD Community

    Welcome to our latest blog update, where we delve into the significant contributions of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDD) in the realm of Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). These organizations are at the forefront of advancing our understanding and improving the lives…

  3. National Committees Are Back!

    We have some fantastic news to share with all of you! After a hiatus, we are thrilled to announce the triumphant return of Conquering CHDs National Committees.

  4. How to Help Your Child Stay Still During Medical Imaging

    Medical imaging plays an essential role in CHD care. However, for parents, the thought of their child undergoing medical imaging can be a source of stress and anxiety.

  5. Hayden’s Legacy: A Safe Space for Grieving Families

    We have learned that it is not the walls of Hayden’s House of Healing that make it successful, but rather the spirit of the people that come and bravely share their stories, creating an incredible community of love and support.

  6. 9 Things to Monitor When Taking Medication for Congenital Heart Disease (CHD)

    When it comes to managing CHD, medication plays a crucial role in ensuring optimal heart function and preventing potentially life-threatening complications. However, it’s essential to monitor certain aspects of your health while taking these medications to ensure their effectiveness and avoid potential side effects. Some types of monitoring can be done right at home; other…

  7. Top 10 Things to Know about Mental Health & CHD

    When heart defects are first diagnosed, the heart structure and function get all the attention.  However, congenital heart disease (CHD) may have a lifelong impact on your whole being. This includes your mental health. It is important that we make mental health care a normal part of CHD care. As an adult with CHD we…

  8. A Parent’s Guide to Traveling with Kids with CHD

    Every parent wants to take their child on an adventure that creates lasting memories. But when your child has CHD, planning a trip requires extra preparation to ensure their safety and well-being. Before you explore destinations near and far, here are 7 tips to help you navigate the challenges of traveling with kids with CHD,…

  9. U.S. News Hospital Rankings Are One Piece of the CHD Care Puzzle

    Where to receive care is one of the most important decisions a family can make. Conquering CHD has a strong commitment to transparency and ensuring patients and families have essential information at their fingertips when they need it to assist them in making the best choice for their family. With the publishing of this year’s…

  10. Photo of the pills and tablet for medications that might be used to help pediatric patients with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD).

    Medications for Congenital Heart Disease: What Every Parent Should Know

    While this blog post has been reviewed by clinical experts, it does not substitute for personalized advice from your healthcare providers. Be sure to talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. Congenital heart disease is a daunting diagnosis for any parent. But, with the right treatment plan in place, your child…

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