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  1. What causes congenital heart disease?

    Congenital heart defects are heart problems that a baby is born with at birth. This is due to an abnormal formation of the heart which occurs while the baby is growing in the womb. There is usually no known reason for a baby being born with a congenital heart defect. Some of these defects are…

  2. How serious is CHD?

    Congenital heart defects are also referred to as CHDs. These are heart conditions that a baby is born with. As one of the most common birth defects in the world, sometimes they are easy to live with. Other times they are considered critical. Babies with critical CHDs often need surgery or other treatment within one…

  3. What Is Congenital Heart Disease In Adults?

    Congenital heart disease is something that you are born with, that causes one or more problems with the heart’s structure. It gets its name from the fact that congenital means being born with the defect. Congenital Heart Disease, changes how the blood flows through your heart. Some congenital heart defects can cause serious issues, while…

  4. What Color Represents Heart Disease?

    Heart disease kills countless people around the world every single year, and it is a primary point of concern for leading health professionals for this reason. The truth is that heart disease can affect any family at any point in time, which is why so many people are looking to raise awareness and find new…

  5. What Is Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease?

    Congenital heart disease (CHD) is known to affect people of all ages from around the globe, but the challenges begin very early. This condition affects nearly 1% of births in the United States alone, impacting 40,000 births on average a year. The nature of CHD can vary from one case to the next, with some…

  6. When Is CHD Awareness Week?

    It isn’t a secret that congenital heart disease (CHD) is a problem that impacts countless newborns, children, and adults around the world. With 1 in every 100 newborns being impacted by this condition, there is a big push to raise awareness and create a space where everyone can discuss CHD so that we can all…

  7. How many types of CHD are there?

    Congenital heart defects are problems with the heart that you are born with. They are the most common kind of birth defect, and there are various different types of CHD. Most of these types affect the walls, valves, or blood vessels of the heart. In some cases, they are serious and require different surgeries and…

  8. Can congenital heart disease be cured?

    There is no cure for Congenital Heart Disease. Although you can have surgery to repair your heart, you will never be cured. It is very common to have surgery to repair your heart, but there may always be long-term effects of heart surgery. This can include abnormal heartbeats. In many cases, a cardiologist can detect…

  9. Participate in Research about COVID-19

    Help improve the understanding of how COVID-19 impacts CHD Patients and families want to know how COVID-19 could affect their child or themselves. Right now, we don’t know. But you can help. This study is unique because it collects information directly from people with CHD, of all ages and all types of CHD. Other research…

  10. Take Action: Share your #CHDVoice with your Legislators

    As you read this, more than 150 fellow advocates are on Capitol Hill meeting with their Members of Congress as part of the PCHA’s 2020 Advocacy Conference.  They are asking their lawmakers to fully fund $10M for CHD research and data collection at the CDC, help patients and families get the info they deserve and…