Hole in the Heart


Hole in the Heart or Congenital heart defects are structural problems with the heart present at birth. They result when a mishap occurs during heart development soon after conception and often before the mother is aware that she is pregnant. Defects range in severity from simple problems, such as “holes” between chambers of the heart, to very severe malformations, such as complete absence of one or more chambers or valves

According to recent study, 3-8 children out of every thousand live births are born with heart disorders and two-thirds of them are liable to die before they cross their first birthday. Compounding to the poverty, the lack of medical insurance cover for young children with congenital disorders often snatches away the opportunity for timely correction of simple defects surgically which later on become difficult to treat commented

Key Result Area of this project is to  to give underprivileged children in India  born with heart diseases appropriate treatment. Uday Foundation aims to assist early diagnosis and availability of monetary assistance for diagnostic purposes and surgical interventions.

Important Topics on Congenital Heart Defects

Various Congenital Heart Conditions – Children’s Heart Federation

Common Heart Defects in Children – American Heart Association

Resource and International Support Groups

Children’s Heart Federation

American Heart Association