- Heart Defects Study - Heart defects across the lifespan.
- Key Findings—Estimating the impact of newborn screening for critical heart defects in the US
- Key Findings—Costs of hospital newborn screening for critical congenital heart defects (CCHD)
- Heart Defects—Researchers looked at when women receive their baby's heart defect diagnosis.
- Key Findings—How cost-effective is screening for CHD
Congenital heart defects are conditions that are present at birth and can affect the structure of a baby's heart and the way it works. They are the most common type of birth defect. As medical care and treatment have advanced, infants with congenital heart defects are living longer and healthier lives. Many now are living into adulthood.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
TTY: (888) 232-6348
- Contact CDC-INFO