Friday, February 14th is A Day for Hearts: Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day
It is estimated that 40,000 babies are born each year with Congenital Heart Defects in the USA alone.
CHD is the most frequently occuring birth defect and is the leading cause of birth-defect related deaths each worldwide.
Many cases of Sudden Cardiac Death in young athletes are caused by undiagnosed CHDs and Childhood Onset Heart Disease.
This day was named to support awareness and ultimately, more research dollars to improve outcomes and understand the etiology of CHD. My current study that I am implementing is one such study.
For more info, go to www.tchin.org