Congenital heart defects are the most common birth defect in the U.S.
According to this infographic:
Some 40,000 children are born with a CHD each year.
CHDs are the No. 1 leading cause of deaths related to birth defects.
One-third of kids born with a CHD require a life-saving treatment before their first birthday.
There are no known causes of congenital birth defects, but alcohol, some prescription drugs and a father’s exposure to pesticides could be contributing factors.
That’s important information for OB/GYN and pediatrics practitioners.