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
● Slide Show on Common Congenital Heart Defects – Mayo Clinic
●Various Congenital Heart Conditions – Children’s Heart Federation
●Common Heart Defects in Children – American Heart Association
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