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Congenital Heart Disease

If someone says "heart problems," we often think about issues that develop over time... like, heart attacks, coronary artery disease and even heart failure. But there's actually a heart condition you can be born with, and it affects more people than you realize. Dr. Christopher Snyder of Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland says congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defects. In fact, the American Heart Association reports about eight out of every 1,000 infants in the U.S. are born with a heart defect each year. Many of those babies won't require surgery, but for those who do, it's a difference between life and death. Adam McCoy reports.

Congenital Heart Disease

If someone says "heart problems," we often think about issues that develop over time... like, heart attacks, coronary artery disease and even heart failure. But there's actually a heart condition you can be born with, and it affects more people than you realize. Dr. Christopher Snyder of Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland says congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defects. In fact, the American Heart Association reports about eight out of every 1,000 infants in the U.S. are born with a heart defect each year. Many of those babies won't require surgery, but for those who do, it's a difference between life and death. Adam McCoy reports.