Project Heart is a nonprofit organization that exists to fund the research needed to find lasting cures for all types of Congenital Heart Disease.
A Congenital Heart Defect (or Congenital Heart Disease) is a life-long condition in which an abnormality of the heart is present at birth. If the child survives, they can be physically limited throughout their life and may experience premature death due to heart failure. CHD kills twice as many children as all forms of pediatric cancer combined, but only receives 1/5th of the funding.
More research is needed to better understand the causes of CHD, how to effectively treat it, and give individuals with CHD the hope for a long and healthy life.
There are at least 17 main forms of CHD, each with multiple variations depending on the unique anatomy of each individual.
HRHS Diagnosis Matt is a HRHS survivor. More specifically, pulmonary ventricular and aortic atresia plus dextrocardia. In other words, structures on the right side of his heart do not function …
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