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 dollarsMore than 50% of all children born with congenital heart defect will require at least one invasive surgery in their lifetime