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Nearly twice as many children die from CHD’s than from all forms of childhood cancer combined. Still, funding for pediatric cancer research is five times higher than funding for CHD. (CDC)
While a person suffering from CHD can have their heart defect surgically repaired, the chronic disease associated with the heart condition cannot be cured. This is why further research is so critical. Innovative research and emerging medical technologies offer an enormous impact on the survival and long-term care of individuals affected by CHD.
For many forms of CHD, surgery is not a cure. Congenital heart disease is a lifelong condition requiring specialized care, and often additional surgeries and medications are needed later in life. Most causes of congenital heart defects are unknown.
About 75% of babies born with a critical CHD are expected to survive to one year of age. About 69% of babies born with critical CHDs are expected to survive to 18 years of age. (CDC)
There is no known prevention or cure for any CHD. By the 28th day of pregnancy, the baby’s heart is formed. A CHD occurs usually before a mother even knows she is pregnant (National Birth Defects Prevention Study).
More than 50% of all children born with a CHD will require at least one invasive surgery in their lifetime.
Nearly 60% of children with a current heart condition have special healthcare needs, compared to 20% of children without a heart condition. These CHD kids miss more days of school and participate less in extracurricular activities than kids with special healthcare needs without heart problems. (CDC)
Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most common birth defects in the United States, affecting approximately 1 in every 110 (about 40,000) babies each year. 1 in 4 of them will need surgery or medical intervention to survive.