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Here you can find many helpful resources and facts related to CHDs, including where families can seek treatment, how families can contact Jamie's Heart Foundation, and helpful links where you can learn more about CHDs.

Contact Us

If your family or a family you know is currently experiencing their own battle with a CHD and you want to know how Jamie's Heart Foundation can help, or if you're looking for some info you couldn't find on our website, you can send us your questions to the appropriate email addresses below:

Families in Texas: Email Megan
Families in Washington: Email Zoe
Other Inquiries: Email Info@jamiesheart.org

CHD Facts

  • Approximately 8 out of every 1,000 children are born with a congenital heart defect.
  • Average Cost for inpatient surgery alone exceeds $2.2 billion annually.
  • Over 50% of all children born with a congenital heart defect will require at least 1 invasive surgery.
  • The most common type of heart defect is a ventricular septal defect (VSD).
  • CHDs are a leading cause of birth defect-associated infant illness and death.
  • In addition to the medical costs of care for CHDs, families of children with CHDs can face other costs, such as high out-of-pocket expenses, financial problems, greater care-giving hours, quitting or reducing hours at work in order to care for their child, and decreased mental health.

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