Congenital Heart Defects

About Congenital Heart Defects

A congenital heart defect (CHD) results when the heart, or blood vessels near the heart, don’t develop normally before birth.

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Support That Empowers

Recovery becomes so much more manageable when you have the right kind of emotional support. Our online community of patients, survivors and caregivers is here to keep you going no matter the obstacles. We’ve been there, and we won’t let you go it alone.

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Build strong connections through your smartphone

The AHA and SelfiHealth are collaborating to support heart/stroke patients and caregivers. The mobile app builds deep connections by matching participants on health concerns, shared interests and experiences.

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AHA and The Children's Heart Foundation

We have joined forces to help further lifesaving research for congenital heart defects.