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New Study Estimates the Number of People with Congenital Heart Defects Living in the United States

Thanks to advancements in medical and surgical care, more people are living longer with congenital heart defects (CHD) than ever before. As people live longer, more of them require specialized ongoing care. However, there is no current information about the … Continue reading

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Balancing Parenting and Congenital Heart Disease

A key issue in parenting when you have congenital heart disease (CHD) is being able to balance the day-to-day demands of being a parent and living with CHD. Some days it may be hard to figure out who to put … Continue reading

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Nick’s Story on Fox5 news

  Check out Nick’s story on Fox5 news http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/most-popular/153343129-story    

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The CHPHC celebrates parents with lives affected by CHD

In honor of Mother’s Day the Congenital Heart Public Health Consortium recognizes the unique joys, sorrows, challenges and opportunities that come to a family with living with a congenital heart defect (CHD). Read the messages that CHPHC members and CHD … Continue reading

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Parenting a Child with CHD

In honor of Mother’s Day the Congenital Heart Public Health Consortium recognizes the unique joys, sorrows, challenges and opportunities that come to a family with living with a congenital heart defect (CHD). The CHPHC offers the message below to all … Continue reading

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Heart Transplant Party-25 years and counting

Nick doctors and nurse and heart friend

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25 Years with a Heart Transplant

Nick and Dr. Kirk Kanter is heart surgeon.

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Congenital Heart Disease Clinic and Provider Directory

The congenital heart disease (CHD) clinic directory is an online directory on American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) CardioSmart Website. The directory is designed to help patients, families and providers find specialty CHD care. With nearly 200 CHD centers and practices … Continue reading

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World Birth Defects Day: Joining Together Across the Globe for Birth Defects Awareness

Birth defects are common, costly, and critical. Worldwide, approximately 1 in 100 babies are born every year with a major heart defect, while every 1 in 300 births result in a severe heart defect. For the second consecutive year, Congenital … Continue reading

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Bust the Congenital Heart Defect Repair Myth

In the United State, approximately 40,000 babies (1 in 110) per year are born with a congenital heart defect (CHD). Following surgery, the oft-used words of “fixed” or “repaired” lead to the false assumptions. Children with CHD are more likely … Continue reading

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