Bret and Amy Baier greeted the birth of their first child with the excitement and anticipation of any new parents, posing for photos, spreading the good news, and staring in awe at 10 perfect fingers and 10 perfect toes.
Less than two days later, they stood silently as doctors detailed […]
Reghan Haynes, a fifth-grader who devoted school fundraising efforts to her father after he died from heart disease late last summer, finished among the nation’s top fundraisers for the Jump Rope For Heart program.
Reghan, from Hays, Kan., raised a total of about $5,700, which is more than $5,000 more […]
Congenital heart defects are the No. 1 birth defect in the United States and the leading killer of infants with birth defects, tragic facts that the American Heart Association is working to combat on many fronts.
These defects are heart problems that are present at birth, including holes in the […]
In her 13 years, Katherine Schroeder has undergone 15 surgeries or other procedures on her heart. And she still faces a lifetime of medical interventions to keep her heart running.
Persevering is tough. Persevering with a good attitude is even tougher.
That’s why this eighth-grader from Canton, Ohio, is so remarkable.
Children’s congenital heart defects may be associated with their mothers’ exposure to specific mixtures of environmental toxins during pregnancy, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013.
Congenital heart defects occur when the heart or blood vessels near the heart don’t develop normally before birth. Defects may […]