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Congenital Heart Disease (CHD):

Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) By Devon Robinson A baby’s heart with Congenital Heart Disease.

What is Congenital Heart Disease?:

What is Congenital Heart Disease? Congenital heart disease is a malformation (bad or ill formation) of your heart involving your heart chambers, heart valves or major blood vessels that is present at birth. Types of Congenital heart diseases can range from simple to complex, depending on how your heart developed while in the womb. Congenital means “With birth”. If you are a victim of this, you have had it since birth! It is the most common birth defect.


Pictures A baby being checked for Congenital Heart Disease Low oxygen levels cause the baby’s body parts to turn blue-a condition called cyanosis.

What are the risk factors associated with the disease?:

What are the risk factors associated with the disease? Genetic abnormalities in the child, for example Down Syndrome, will put a child at risk If a mother is steadily taking certain medications or alcohol or drug abuse during pregnancy, this puts the child at risk. If a mother acquires maternal viral infection such as rubella (German measles) in the first trimester of pregnancy, this also puts a child at risk.


Pictures This chart relates to how many people die in the U.S. Yale University –Researches cure for Congenital Heart disease

What Causes it?:

What Causes it? In many people, the cause of congenital heart disease is unknown. But, there are factors that may increase a person’s risk for having this disorder. The risk of having a child with congenital heart disease may double if a parent or a sibling has a congenital heart defect, so the condition could be deemed as genetic.


Pictures These are some of the symptoms of Congenital Heart Disease

How can mothers prevent their child from having CHD ?:

How can mothers prevent their child from having CHD ? Prior to pregnancy, every woman should confirm that she is immune to rubella. If she is not certain she's been vaccinated, she should be tested and vaccinated if she shows no immunity. During pregnancy, every woman should take a multivitamin that contains 400 micrograms of folic acid on a daily basis. Women who are pregnant should try not to use street drugs and should avoid getting sick, viral infections of the Upper Respiratory Tract are strongly cautioned against. Women also should control consumption of Alcohol, prescription medicines (especially one containing lithium), x-rays, and powerful chemicals. Women with diabetes, or seizures should consult their doctors before attempting to conceive. The risk to the developing fetus can be minimized or eliminated through proper management of this condition.

What kind of treatment options are there?:

What kind of treatment options are there? Which treatment is used, and how well the baby responds to it, depends on the condition. Many defects need to be followed carefully. Some will heal over time, while others will need to be treated. Some congenital heart diseases can be treated with medication alone. Others need to be treated with one or more heart surgeries.

More Pictures!!!!!!!!!! And Incidence!:

More Pictures!!!!!!!!!! And Incidence! In the United States alone, 40,000 infants are born with a heart defect each year, this includes types of Congenital Heart Diseases. This amounts to about 1 in every 10,000 Americans!

Works Cited Page (APA Formatted):

Works Cited Page (APA Formatted) Shunt. Glenn. 2001. Congenital Heart Disease . [Illustration]. Retrieved from Penn Medicine. N.d. [Illustration]. Retrieved from spx?gcid=001104&ptid=1 Centers for Disease Control. N.d. Age specific mortality resulting from Congenital Heart Defects. [Illustration, graph] Retrieved from American Heart Association. 2013. [photograph of a baby]. Retrieved from efects/AboutCongenitalHeartDefects/About-Congenital-Heart- Defects_UCM_001217_Article.jsp Shumacher, K. (n.d.). Retrieved from

More works cited:

More works cited American Heart Associtation. (n.d.). Retrieved from ditions/CongenitalHeartDefects/Abou tCongenitalHeartDefects/About- Congenital-Heart- Defects_UCM_001217_Article.jsp

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