Tag: critical congenital heart disease

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 ...

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 ...