Congenital Heart Defects (CHD)

Congenital heart defects are problems present at birth that affect the structure of the baby’s heart and how it works. A congenital heart defect happens when the heart, or blood vessels near the heart, don’t develop normally before birth. There are many forms of CHD, and recent progress in the diagnosis and treatment of these heart abnormalities makes it possible to fix most defects, even those once thought to be extremely life-threatening.