Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness is an annual effort to help educate the public about congenital heart defects. Participants include individuals, local support groups, national and local organizations, and congenital cardiology centers throughout the world.
What are Congenital Heart Defects (CHDs)?
Congenital heart defects are heart problems that develop before birth. Congenital heart defect is the most common type of birth defect. About 1 in 4 babies that are born with CHD has a critical CHD (Critical Congenital Heart Disease).