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
* It is estimated that40,000 babies are born each year with Congenital Heart Defect in the United
**** My darling daughter is ONE of these babies born with a CHD!!!!!****