Congenital Heart Defects & the African American Community

This week I am celebrating the brave infants, children, and those forever in our hearts who are in the fight against congenital heart defects! One of my favorite (and most difficult) units to work on as a bedside nurse was the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Did you know that racial disparities exist in CHDs? In this post we briefly discuss the risk factors for CHD and how they lead to a higher mortality rate for African American infants with a CHD.

C. Hughes, The Impactful Nurse

Let’s discuss Congenital Heart Defects! Do you know any resources to share with the community on CHD? Do you know any healthy ways to reduce the risk of a CHD?

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