Resources

This page offers resources that you can find outside of this page. I recognize that among the several

 

individuals who visit this blog site may not be familiar with Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) or they are actively

 

seeking information regarding CHD.

 

The goal of this page is to offer valuable information regarding the various types of CHD, treatment options,

 

research articles about CHD, the prevalence of CHD, prenatal screening of CHDs, and more, from credible

 

sources. 

I will continue to add more information to this page as time goes on. If there's a specific topic you wish to

 

know more about, please e-mail me and I will make sure to add information regarding that topic, as it will

 

better educate our community about CHD, as well as raise awareness about CHD. 

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Knowing CHD

What is CHD?

Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most common type of birth defect. About 1 in 4 babies born with a heart defect has a critical CHD.

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Types of CHD

Common CHDs

At least 18 distinct types of congenital heart defects are recognized, with many anatomic variations.

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Pediatric Cardiology

FAQs

Pediatric cardiologists answer frequently asked questions regarding CHDs.

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Research

Published Articles

Dive in deeper into the published researched articles regarding CHD. There are numerous articles available to read when it comes to CHD, the various types/levels of complexity, prevalence, screening, treatment, and more

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Knowing CHD

Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital heart defects, or diseases, are problems with the heart’s structure that are present at birth. They may change the normal flow of blood through the heart. 

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Pediatric Cardiology

CHD Screening

Prenatal sonograms can often identify structural heart disease; however, the sensitivity of congenital heart disease (CHD) detection is highly variable, depending on operator expertise, gestational age, fetal position, and the type of cardiac defect