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The Cardiac Center At The Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia Celebrates Heart Awareness Month

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The smallest hearts can have some of the biggest problems, as one in 120 babies is born each year with a heart defect . Today, many teenagers and young adults are breaking new ground as survivors of heart defects that were once lethal in infancy. These survivors are inspiring examples of the advances in cardiology research and care, with many treatments and procedures pioneered at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Today, the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia kicks off Heart Awareness Month, inviting families and individuals whose lives have been touched by congenital heart disease (CHD) to share information about pediatric heart disease and donate to the Cardiac Center at CHOP. Throughout the month of February, 'I Heart CHOP' T-shirts will be available for purchase as a fundraising initiative of the Auxiliary, in support of the Cardiac Center.   T-shirts are available online at  

"While many think of adult onset heart disease this month, we have an opportunity to raise awareness that congenital heart defects are the most common birth defects in newborns," said Robert Shaddy, M.D., chief of the Cardiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "Heart Awareness Month brings pediatric issues to the forefront, and is an opportunity to celebrate the advances that have been made in the field. With all the surgical and medical advances and research that is translated into clinical practice, there are more adults alive today with congenital heart defects than there are children living with congenital heart defects."  

The Cardiac Center at CHOP is one of the largest programs in the world dedicated to caring for patients of all ages with CHD. It performs more than 25,000 outpatient visits, 1,500 inpatient admissions, over 1,000 cardiac catheterizations and more than 900 surgical procedures annually. The Cardiac Center offers the most sophisticated surgical and interventional treatments available for children with heart defects.

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