More About Congenital Heart Defects in General

I’m gonna leave you with two simple truths:

1. Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect in the United States, affecting nearly 1% of―or about 40,000―births per year.

2. The causes of congenital heart defects among most babies are unknown. Don’t beat yourself up over it: as far as I’m concerned it isn’t your fault…but it is your job to learn about CHDs, whichever your child or loved one may have, and learn how to get the best treatment and care possible, period.

Want to learn more? The CDC has great info about Congenital Heart Defects here: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/heartdefects/index.html

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About Chris Perez

My name is Chris aka HLHS Dad: I’m married with 3 sons. I love photography and the New York Yankees. I’m an admitted pizza snob and amateur balloon animal maker. Every now and then you can catch me being serious…but most of the time I’m quoting random commercials or lines from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.

Posted on October 13, 2013, in awareness and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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