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  • 21. Ross Procedure The Ross procedure is often very effective for treating damaged aortic valves. Learn why it works
  • 22. CHD's Impact on Females The American Heart Association explains the impact of congenital heart defects on females including menstruation, birth control, pregnancy and a mother's risk of passing on the heart defect to her baby.
  • 23. Honor Your Heart Hero for CHD Awareness Week Celebrate the heart heroes in your life by changing your social media profile or cover image for CHD Awareness Week.
  • 24. Caring for the Care Taker Sabrina Dodd learned to be an advocate for her sons at an early age, she was just 21 when her son Dakota was born. Weighing in at 9 pounds, he received a clean bill of health. But at five weeks old he was diagnosed with pulmonary stenosis (a heart murmur).
  • 25. Congenital Heart Defects Tools and Resources The American Heart Association offers these congenital heart defect tools and resources.
  • 26. Pediatric Cardiomyopathies Introduction to Pediatric Cardiomyopathies
  • 27. Feeding Tips For Your Baby with CHD The American Heart Association explains that feeding your baby can be a challenge because and children with congenital heart disease and congestive heart failure or cyanosis (blueness) tend to gain weight more slowly.
  • 28. Commonly Asked Questions About Children and Heart Disease A pediatric cardiologist answers common questions about children and heart disease
  • 29. Understanding Your Heart Valve Treatment Options Recovery statistics are very good for people who receive proper treatment of their heart valve problems. Learn about the different treatment options available.
  • 30. Single Ventricle Defects The American Heart Association explains several types of single ventricle defects: hypoplastic left heart syndrome, pulmonary atresia, and tricuspid atresia in children and adults.


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2014-2015 Expenditures

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