Thirty-five thousand babies are born every year in the United States with these problems, according to the American Heart Association.

If the heart defect is minor or was repaired, the baby or child may appear normal except for a surgical scar on his or her chest. If the defect was not fully repaired, the baby or child may have

The child should have a Care Plan that outlines what the individual needs are.

Congenital Heart Information Network: http://tchin.org

Source: Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide.

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