Tag Archives: CHPHC

Access to Care: Are We Ready for the Surge in CHD Survivors?

The CHPHC factsheet regarding access to care for congenital heart defect (CHD) survivors. CHD represents a medical challenge that spans the life of a patient from birth through adulthood. With increased survival, the number of adults with CHD grows annually … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Reproductive health for young women with congenital heart defects

Contraception When you have a congenital heart defect (CHD), choosing the right type of birth control can mean the difference between protecting your heart and developing serious health complications.   Many oral birth control medications contain a hormone called estrogen, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Closing the Gaps in Public Health Knowledge About Congenital Heart Defects Across the Lifespan

In the article “Databases for Congenital Heart Public Health Studies Across the Lifespan (JAHA, published online October, 26, 2016), the authors representing the Congenital Heart Public Health Consortium (CHPHC) advocate that anyone planning studies to address public health knowledge gaps … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Access to Care: Are We Ready for the Surge in CHD Survivors?

The CHPHC has developed a new factsheet regarding access to care for congenital heart defect (CHD) survivors. CHD represents a medical challenge that spans the life of a patient from birth through adulthood. With increased survival, the number of adults … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

February 7-14 is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Did you know congenital heart defects (CHDs) affect nearly 1 in 100 births every year in the United States and are the most common type of birth defect? CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) has a number … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment