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  1. In the Spirit of Sankofa

    Dr. Josephine Isabel-Jones and Dr. Brenda Armstrong paved the way for generations to continue the legacy these women began in an era that tried to hold them back. As Black History Month comes to a close, Dr. Annette Ansong introduces us to these pioneers in the field of Pediatric Cardiology. In the Ghanaian language of…

  2. Dear Bereaved Family, From Your Bedside Nurse…

    Bereaved families can often feel alone in their grief – feeling like the world keeps turning while their world has stopped. It may feel like the care team for your loved one goes right back to business as usual after a loss, but as this open letter to bereaved families from a bedside nurse illustrates,…

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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…

  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.

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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…

  8. 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…

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    What are symptoms of congenital heart defects?

    Congenital heart defects, commonly referred to as a CHD, are typically diagnosed while someone is a child, or before birth. In rare cases, CHDs are undiagnosed until adulthood. This is because some defects are hard to detect. Diagnosing CHD If you or your child has a congenital heart defect, you need to know what type,…

  10. What is a CHD Baby?

    Also known as CHD, congenital heart disease is a term for babies born with heart defects. Therefore, a CHD baby is one who has CHD. These defects affect the normal way the heart works, but the term “congenital” means the condition is present from birth. It is one of the most common types of birth…