Congenital heart defects is the leading cause of birth-defect related death with 1% of children are born with a CHD (40,000 babies in the U.S. per year). 1/3 of infants born with a CHD need life-saving treatment in their first year of life considering the median age of CHD related deaths is 1 year old. Today more than 1 million American adults are living with a CHD.

Check out the following infographic from Top Nursing Programs to read some new stats on heart defects.

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The Surprisingly Common World of Heart Defects

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