Understand Living with Congenital Heart Disease
Congenital heart disease (CHD) - heart disease that is present at birth - is the most common type of birth defect. Approximately 1 out of every 110 babies is born with some form of congenital heart disease. While congenital heart defects are common, not all cases are serious enough to require treatment. In cases where treatment is necessary, advances in medical technology and practice are making it possible for more patients than ever to not only survive into adulthood but to do so with high quality of life.