Wednesday, June 19, 2013

CHD, what's that?


What exactly is a (CHD) Congenital Heart Defect?

     A congenital heart defect is a condition that develops early in pregnancy.  It may involve one abnormality or a combination of abnormalities in the structure of a child's heart.  

So what are some of the common defects?
     ** Holes in the walls between the heart chambers
     ** Abnormal Valves
     ** Abnormalities in the blood vessels entering or leaving the heart
     
Here are some startling facts:
     * CHD is the most frequently occurring birth defect and is a leading cause of birth-defect related     
       deaths worldwide.
     * It is estimated that40,000 babies are born each year with Congenital Heart Defect in the United 
       States.
     
**** My darling daughter is ONE of these babies born with a CHD!!!!!****