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Congenital heart defects are America’s and every country’s #1 birth defect. Nearly one of every 100 babies is born with a CHD (Congenital Heart Defect)

  • Congenital heart defects are the #1 cause of birth defect related deaths.
  • Congenital heart defects are the leading cause of all infant deaths in the United States. That's more than all cancers combined
  • Each year approximately 40,000 babies are born in the United States with a congenital heart defect. Thousands of them will not reach their first birthday and thousands more die before they reach adulthood.
  • Each year over 1,000,000 babies are born worldwide with a congenital heart defect. 100,000 of them will not live to see their first birthday and thousands more die before they reach adulthood.
  • Heart surgeries for babies and infants can exceed well over a million dollars
  • More than 50% of all children born with congenital heart defect will require at least one invasive surgery in their lifetime