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To further enhance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital heart defects (CHDs), our organization aims to provide financial support to the most promising research endeavors.


Establishing Connections One Beat At A Time.

Congenital Heart Defects (CHD)

The Most Common Birth Defect.

CHDs are America’s most common birth defect, affecting nearly 40,000 babies each year in the U.S alone. This equates to 1 child every 15 minutes.

  • 40,000 Babies Born With CHD A Year
  • 25% Of Babies born with a CHD who will need surgeries
  • 2 - 3 million Children & Adults living with CHD In the U.S.


Percent Decrease in Death Rates Since 1999 Thanks to Medical Advancements



  • What Causes CHD?

    Most causes of CHDs are unknown. Only 15-20% of all CHDs are related to known genetic conditions.

  • What is the health impact of congenital heart defects?

    Over 85% of babies born with a CHD now live to at least age 18. However, children born with more severe forms of CHDs are less likely to reach adulthood.



What are the long-term care needs and challenges of living with CHD?

People with congenital heart defects now live longer but face challenges that evolve over time. Beyond health and medical issues, many people living with CHDs face other challenges, especially as they transition into adulthood.

  • Psychological Care
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Transitioning to Adulthood

  • What is the impact of CHD research?

    Because of advancements made through research, death rates from CHDs in the U.S. have declined by 37.5% since 1999.

    Did You Know...?

    25% of children born with a CHD will need heart surgery or other interventions in their first year of life to survive.

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