1 in 100

babies are born with CHD.

25 - 30

SA Children with CHD were born today.

12

of the 25-30 were diagnosed.

8

SA children died or were disabled by CHD today.

CHD can touch any family at any time. 

Congenital heart defects (CHD) is the number one birth defect in the world. It affects 1 in 100 children. And while some defects have a genetic link, no definite causes have been identified. CHD can affect any family at any given time!

Not all cases of CHD are critical. Only the critical cases require surgical interventions, in order to repair the defects in the structure and / or the functioning of the heart. Early detection is crucial in order to provide a child a with the necessary treatment and care. Many children reach adulthood in spite of their CHD.

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