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.

Our mission is to advance the treatment of pediatric and congenital heart disease by providing critical funding that supports innovative research, quality patient care and excellence in medical education at Columbia University Medical Center.

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