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If your child is born with a heart defect today, the chances are better than ever that the problem can be overcome and that a normal, active life into adulthood will follow. Recent progress in diagnosis and surgery makes it possible to fix most defects, even those once thought to be hopeless. As heart surgery continues to advance, scientists will develop operations for other defects.

Anyone can have a child with a congenital heart defect. Out of 1000 births, 8 babies will have some form of congenital heart disorder, most of which are mild. Estimates suggest that about 1,000,000 Americans have a congenital heart defect. Approximately 35,000 babies are born with a defect each year.

The presence of a congenital heart defect often results in an enormous emotional and financial strain on families at a very vulnerable time. We understand that it is a scary time for many families and are a group that offers support for parents, grandparents, siblings and adults living with CHD.

We are here for You. No question is too big or too small so ask away. Feel free to use this forum as a way to network, ask questions, and exchange experiences with others in Massachusetts and surrounding areas that are going through similar situations or are adults that are currently living full, active lives.

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  • Health Care
  • Dec 14, 2006
  • English

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