What are congenital heart defects?


Congenital heart defects (CHDs) involve structural issues with the heart, present from birth. These defects occur when a baby's heart doesn't develop normally during pregnancy. As the most prevalent type of birth defect, CHDs can alter the heart's blood-pumping mechanism, causing irregular blood flow—whether too slow, in the wrong direction, or obstructed entirely. #CongenitalHeartDefectDay