Congenital Heart Defect Fact Sheets
The congenital heart defects (CHD) information sheets were
developed by a workgroup of the Congenital Heart Public Health
Consortium (CHPHC). They carefully
reviewed published literature and developed these sheets to address frequently asked questions about CHDs. Topics include: prevalence, risk
factors and causes, mortality, morbidity, and healthcare access and costs.
CHD Fact Sheet - short version
The short version fact sheet answers 5 basic frequently asked questions about
congenital heart defects in an easy-to-share format.
- What is a congenital heart defect?
- How common are congenital heart defects?
- What is the health impact of congenital heart
- What cause congenital heart defects?
- What are the health care access and cost
challenges related to congenital heart defects?
CHD Fact Sheet - long version
The long version fact sheet addresses a wider range of
questions and includes more detailed information with references. This can serve as a source document for sound
bites and statistics regarding CHD.
The facts on the short sheet were based on the
detailed information with references from the long sheet.