Facts about Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital heart defects are a leading cause of birth defect related deaths worldwide, accounting for more than 1 of every 5 infant deaths

There are at least 35
different types of
congenital heart defects

Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect in the United States, affecting nearly 1% of or about 40,000 births per year

Facts about the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at
Columbia University Medical Center

The first pacemaker to be
surgically implanted in a newborn, and the first successful pediatric heart transplant

Development of the APGAR score now used globally to evaluate newborns' health

Consistently ranked among the top 10 best Children's Hospitals with survival rates above 98%

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