Congenital Heart Defect Week

Date: February 7- February 14, 2022

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week is observed each year during February 7-14 to promote awareness and education about congenital heart defects. The disorder affects approximately one in 100 births every year in the United states and are the most common type of birth defect. It is estimated that 1 million children and 1.4 million adults in the United States were living with a congenital heart defect.

The types of congenital heart defects include;

Signs and Symptoms

  • Blue-tinted nails or lips
  • Fast or troubled breathing
  • Tiredness when feeding
  • Sleepiness

Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offer on their website free brochures, factsheets, posters and other educational material:

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