Facts about the Division of Pediatric Cardiology
at Columbia University Medical Center
Facts about Congenital Heart Disease
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 lead the world in curing congenital heart disease
One heart at a time!