Congenital heart defect fact sheets
The short and long versions of the Congenital Heart Defect Fact Sheets address frequently asked questions about congenital heart defects. Topics include prevalence, risk factors and causes, morality, morbidity and healthcare access and costs.
Lifelong care for children, youth and adults
Survival and life expectancy for individuals with congenital heart defects have significantly increased. Lifelong care is important to address nutritional needs, exercise, intellectual delays and many cardiac specific risk factors.
Reducing the risk of CHD before and during early pregnancy
Not all congenital heart defects can be prevented; however there are steps parents can take to increase their chance of having a baby born with a health heart.
A public health approach to congenital heart disease
The occurrence of congenital heart disease has traditionally been viewed by health care providers and policy makers as a health issue that affects individuals and families. As the most common birth defect, the CHPHC views congenital heart disease as an issue that also impacts the health of the population as a whole.