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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week Feb. 7-14


Last updated 2/13/2014 at Noon


FALLBROOK – Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week is Feb. 7 – Feb. 14. It serves as an annual awareness effort to help educate the public about congenital heart defects.

Most people are unaware that congenital heart defects (CHD’s) are America’s and every other countries number one birth defect.

Nearly one of every 100 babies are born with a CHD. Each year nearly 40,000 babies are born in the United States with a CHD and thousands of them will not reach their first birthday and thousands more die before they reach adulthood.

Kim Russell of Fallbrook explained that her so...

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