Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week: February 7-14

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week runs from Tuesday, February 7 to February 14. Congenital Heart Defects are the most common birth defects, affecting nearly 1% of American newborns and an estimated 1.8 million American families. Unfortunately, they also are one of the most dangerous; Congenital Heart Defects are one of the leading causes of infant death in the United States.

California data show that the leading cause of infant mortality in 2007-09 was congenital malformations and abnormalities (which include congenital heart defects) at a rate of 1.3 deaths per 1,000 live births.

To learn more about Congenital Heart Disease, visit the Congenital Heart Information Network website.

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