The improved awareness and management of congenital heart defects
(CHD) has resulted in increased number of grown up congenital heart disease (GUCH) patients seeking treatment.
The incidence of congenital heart defects
in the first year of life.
Congenital heart defects
(CHDs) are the most common birth defects worldwide and, although many CHDs can be mild forms, approximately 25% are severe forms requiring early detection and intervention.
Zahirul Islam, Director of Sharjah Charity International, Dhaka, said, a good number of child nowadays across the world are born with congenital heart defects
. However, children with congenital heart disease are a burden on the poor parents.
babies born with congenital heart defects
over the next two decades, researchers reported in January.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Fathers-to-be who smoke may increase the risk of congenital heart defects
in their offspring, according to a new study.
All types of parental smoking were associated with the risk of congenital heart defects
, with an increase of 74 per cent for men smoking, 124 per cent for passive smoking in women, and 25 per cent for women smoking, compared to no smoking exposure.
Dr Onakpoya stated that although most congenital heart defects
result from problems early in the child's heart development, the cause of which is unknown, certain environmental and genetic risks factors such as German measles, certain medications and hereditary can predispose to congenital heart defects
12, the American Heart Association's (AHA) Little Hats, Big Hearts program raised awareness about congenital heart defects
by giving red hats to babies born in the month of February.
Layla's Legacy UK supports and fundraises for families of children affected by congenital heart defects
Almost half of all deaths caused by congenital heart defects
occur in children who are less than 1 year old.