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  1. Should I Participate in the CHD Online Fundraiser?

    If you have heard about the CHD Online Fundraiser then you will know how important it is to support this fundraiser. It is an online fundraiser by Conquering CHD that works towards support and research for those suffering from CHD. This is to help children and adults alike. You may be wondering why you should…

  2. What is the CHD Organization?

    Conquering CHD is a CHD Organization. It is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives of children and persons with congenital heart defects, known as CHD. Although you may not have heard of it, it is the #1 birth defect worldwide and the #1 cause of death by infants in the United…

  3. What is the difference between congenital heart disease and congenital heart defect?

    Congenital heart problems are those that are concerned with the heart’s structure but that have been present since birth. Congenital as defined means that you are born with it. CHD Medical care has gotten better than ever, with congenital heart disease being easier to cure. CHD is essentially the cause of congenital heart defects. They…

  4. Why Should I Learn More About Congenital Heart Disease?

    Congenital heart disease is trouble with the structure of the heart that exists since birth. Congenital as a definition means “born with the defect”. This is why CHD is also referred to as a congenital heart defect. It can also change the way blood flows through your heart. Some congenital heart defects often do not…

  5. Where Can I Find CHD Support?

    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…

  6. 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.

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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)….

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