Congenital Heart Defects (CHD)
ICYMI: February 8 – 14th was CHD Awareness Week
Did you know that we celebrated Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness week this month? With the crazy news cycle, heart month events, Black History month celebrations, and life getting in the way, it’s totally understandable that you may have missed it. But never fear, I’m here to give you some facts to share with your friends and family.
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Study: Increasing number of U.S. adults living with congenital heart defects
According to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation, more adults are living with congenital heart defects in the United States, creating the need for more health services and tracking systems to collect data across all ages, not just at birth.
Critical Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week is February 7-14
Children's Hospital of Illinois Tour
Survivor Spotlight: Owen Harris
Meet Owen Harris. Shortly after little Owen was born, their doctor told his family he had a very loud heart murmur and that they needed to do an EKG right away. The doctor also said she would be consulting with a pediatric cardiologist from Sioux Falls. A few days later, Owen’s parents met with the pediatric cardiologist and found out that Owen had bicuspid aortic stenosis.
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