Tag: CCHD

Congenital heart defects: how do you know if your baby has one?

Congenital heart defects: how do you know if your baby has one?

Nearly 1 in 100 babies (about 1 percent or 40,000 babies) is born with a heart defect in the United States each year. About 4,800 babies each year are ...
What is newborn screening?

What is newborn screening?

Newborn screening looks for rare but serious and mostly treatable conditions. Babies with these conditions often look healthy at birth, but if the dis ...

What is tetralogy of Fallot?

You have probably heard about Jimmy Kimmel's baby, Billy, being born with a critical congenital heart defect called tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). Fortuna ...
CHDs and our babies

CHDs and our babies

When the month of February arrives, many people think of Valentine’s Day hearts and red flowers. February is also a time to raise awareness about anot ...
Parenting your child with a heart defect

Parenting your child with a heart defect

When your baby has a heart defect, it is overwhelming, exhausting, emotionally draining, and beyond scary. Have I left any adjectives out? Cong ...
Today is World Heart Day

Today is World Heart Day

This year the World Heart Federation is focusing on creating heart-healthy environments for you and your family. World Heart Day raises awareness of m ...
September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month

September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month

September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month. All babies in the United States get newborn screening. These tests look for rare but serious and mostl ...

Critical congenital heart disease, CCHD

Critical congenital heart disease (also called CCHD) is a group of the seven most severe heart defects present at birth. They may affect the shape of ...
Newborn screening and the March of Dimes

Newborn screening and the March of Dimes

This year, the March of Dimes and other health organizations are commemorating the 50th anniversary of newborn screening. In 1959, the March of Dimes ...