Congenital Heart Defects (CHDs)
What is CHD? I remember being thrown into the whirlwind of medical terminology. Dominic had a severe form of "Congenital Heart Disease," referred to as Heterotaxy Syndrome with Congenital Heart Defects.
The role of this page is to educate and inform our communities about the severity and prevalence of CHD.
According to children's.com "Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect, affecting approximately 1 in every 100 babies born in the U.S. Out of the about 40,000 babies born with a heart defect each year, approximately 7,200 have a critical congenital heart defect which requires surgery or a procedure in their first year of life,"