As a parent of a healthy kid with a CHD it is great to see the development of new technologies like HeartHero and AliveCor Inc. as well as the incredible advances in possible genetictreatments on the horizon. Mayo Clinic Rochester
It’s important to be aware that families with kids undergoing hospitalization or other intensive treatment for CHD have their lives upended along with managing through a serious illness with their kids. That’s where organizations like Jessie’s Heart come in. They provide help to families facing challenges beyond medical expenses like finding support for families, to helping fund non-medical expenses through partnerships with such organizations as Children’s Hospital Colorado. Hats off to JC Heinen and the caring organization she created in Jessie’s Heart. #chdawareness #digitalhealthcare #geneticresearch

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Join the ACC in recognizing Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) Awareness Week from Feb. 7 – 14 as part of American Heart Month. CardioSmart’s CHD Condition Center provides information for patients to better understand their condition, resources to find support, questions to ask their physicians, and more ( Make sure to join the conversation on Twitter using #CHDAware and #HeartMonth and tag @ACCinTouch.