Key Findings: How important is timely detection of Critical Congenital Heart Defects?
CDC researchers found that hospital costs for babies with CCHD may be lower if heart defects are detected before birth hospital discharge.
(Published: September 4, 2013)
New Report: A Public Health Science Agenda for Congenital Heart Defects
Report from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Expert Meeting
(Published: August 28, 2013)
Key Findings: Factors Related to Late Detection of Critical Congenital Heart Defects
The journal Pediatrics has published a new CDC article: “Factors Associated with Late Detection of Critical Congenital Heart Disease in Newborns.”
(Published: August 12, 2013)
Results from New Jersey's CCHD screening program.
(Published: July 15, 2013)
Key Findings: Trends in Survival Among Infants with Critical Congenital Heart Defects
For infants with critical congenital heart defects, survival up to one year of life has improved over time. However, the chance of these infants dying is still high.
(Published: April 18, 2013)
Key Findings: Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease: Potential Roles of Birth Defects Surveillance Programs
Congenital heart disease occurs in approximately 8/1,000 live births. Of these cases, about 25% are considered to be critical, defined as requiring surgery or catheter intervention before one year of age.
(Published: October 25, 2012)
Infant Death Due to Heart Defects
CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report has published a new study: "Racial Differences by Gestational Age in Neonatal Deaths Attributable to Congenital Heart Defects — United States, 2003–2006."
(Published: August 14, 2012)
Key Findings: Mortality Resulting From Congenital Heart Disease Among Children and Adults in the United States, 1999-2006
Congenital heart defects are conditions present at birth that can affect the way the heart works. They are the most common type of birth defect, affecting nearly 40,000 births in the United States each year. They also are a major cause of lifelong disability and infant death.
Screening to detect critical congenital heart defects.
(Published: April 18, 2013)
New Study Findings
Assessment of current practices of routine screening for CCHD.
(Published: April 18, 2013)
Critical Congenital Heart Defects
New U.S. data for 7 types of critical congenital heart defects just published.
(Published: December 17, 2012)
Living with a Heart Defect: One Family's Story
Congenital heart defects affect nearly 1% of infants born in the US. Learn about one family's story.
(Published: February 6, 2012)
Pulse Oximetry Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Defects
What are critical congenital heart defects?
(Published: January 23, 2012)
Five Facts about Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital heart defects are the most common types of birth defects. They affect nearly 40,000 infants born in the US each year.
(Published: January 10, 2012)
Articles of Interest
*Articles are listed in order of date published.
Hospitalizations, costs, and mortality among infants with critical congenital heart disease: how important is timely detection?.
Birth Defects Res Part A Clin Mol Teratol 2013 [epub ahead of date]
Peterson C, Dawson A, Grosse SD, Riehle-Colarusso T, Olney RS, Tanner JP, Kirby RS, Correia JA, Watkins SM, Cassell CH.
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Congenital Heart Defects and Major Structural Noncardiac Anomalies, Atlanta, Georgia, 1968 to 2005
J Pediatr. 2011;159(1):70-78.
Miller A, Riehle-Colarusso T, Alverson CJ, Frías JL, Correa A.
Associations Between Maternal Fever and Influenza and Congenital Heart Defects
J Pediatr. 2011;158(6):990-5.
Oster ME, Riehle-Colarusso T, Alverson CJ, & Correa A.
Descriptive study of nonsyndromic atrioventricular septal defects in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1997-2005.
Am J Med Genet A. 2011;155A(3):555-64.
Hartman RJ, Riehle-Colarusso T, Lin A, Frias JL, Patel SS, Duwe K, Correa A, Rasmussen SA, and the National Birth Defects Prevention Study.
Maternal Smoking and Congenital Heart Defects in the Baltimore-Washington Infant Study
Alverson CJ, Strickland MJ, Gilboa SM, & Correa A.
Letter to the Editor: Ventricular septal defects and the National Birth Defects Prevention Study
Birth Defects Res Part A Clin Mol Teratol. 2011;91(1):66.
Rasmussen SA, Riehle-Colarusso T, Shapira SK, Honein MA, Reefhuis J, and the National Birth Defects Prevention Study.
Mortality Resulting From Congenital Heart Disease Among Children and Adults in the United States, 1999-2006.
Circulation. 2010 Nov 30;122(22):2254-63.
Gilboa SM, Salemi JL, Nembhard WN, Fixler DE, and Correa A.
Racial Differences by Gestational Age in Neonatal Deaths Attributable to Congenital Heart Defects — United States, 2003–2006
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). 2010;59(37):1208-1211
Maternal use of bupropion and risk for congenital heart defects
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010; 203(1):52.e1-6.
Alwan S, Reefhuis J, Botto LD, Rasmussen SA, Correa A, Friedman JM, and the National Birth Defects Prevention Study.
Long-term survival of infants with atrioventricular septal defects.
J Pediatr. 2010;156(6):994-1000.
Miller A, Siffel C, Lu C, Riehle-Colarusso T, Frías JL, Correa A.
Epidemiological Studies of Congenital Heart Defects: Challenges and Opportunities
Congenital Heart Defects: From Origin to Treatment. Edited by Wyszynski DF, Graham TP, Correa-Villasenor A. Oxford University Press, New York, 2010, p. 401-414.
Honein MA, Rasmussen SA.
Health Care Costs of Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Defects: From Origin to Treatment. Edited by Wyszynski DF, Graham TP, Correa-Villasenor A. Oxford University Press, New York, 2010, p. 493-501.
Boulet SL, Grosse SD, Riehle-Colarusso T, Correa-Villasenor A.
Association Between Prepregnancy Body Mass Index and Congenital Heart Defects
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology; January 2010; 202(1):51.e1-51.e10.
Gilboa SM, et al.
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