CONGENITAL HEART DEFECT AWARENESS WEEK – 7th -14th February – World Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week is held on February 7tth – 14th.
Multiple conditions present at birth, from mild to severe, affect a baby’s heart, its functions, but also blood flow. Every year, one in 100 babies is born with the condition. While critical cases can be deadly without treatment, some heart defec.
Sponsored by the American Heart Association, Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week encourages people to learn about congenital heart defects. And how commonly they occur, and how they can contribute to organizations researching into congenital heart defects.ts can be treated easily. The most severe ones can be detected during pregnancy or soon after birth.
A great UK site with lots of infomation is Life as Kim, a child patient who had a hole in her heart from when she was born and that was discovered when she fell down the stairs and broke her arm when she was about 4 years old. She didn’t need surgery. Her girls were born with heart defects too. The girls heart issues were only discovered when Becky pushed a door shut on Ellie’s fingers and she needed surgery to fix them. You can read their full story here.
Source: What Health Life as Kim