Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most commonly seen defect that babies are born with. They exist at birth, having appeared during embryonic and/or fetal growth and development. There are many different types of recognized CHDs, ranging from simple to more complex defects. Examples of simple defects include holes inRead More →

The most common birth defects are congenital heart defects (CHD). These abnormalities occur when there is an inability of the heart or its major blood vessels to form properly during embryonic and/or fetal growth and development. They can range from simple holes in the cardiac septum, or narrow valves, toRead More →

February is American Heart Month. Implemented speak National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, American Heart Month is designed to raise awareness of heart issues and encourage everyone to adopt heart-healthy behaviors, such as healthy eating, blood pressure and cholesterol control, and exercise. Alexander (Sacha) Opotowskyassociate professor at Harvard Medical SchoolRead More →