Basic Summary for Congenital heart defects


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Main name of condition: Congenital heart defects
Other names or spellings: CHD


What is Congenital heart defects?
  Brief description of Congenital heart defects: Heart defects that a baby is born with.
  Parent types of Congenital heart defects: Congenital malformations, Heart conditions
  Organs Affected by Congenital heart defects: heart
  Types of Congenital heart defects: Blue baby, Patent ductus arteriosus
How many people get Congenital heart defects?
  Prevalance of Congenital heart defects: 1 million (NHLBI)
  Prevalance Rate of Congenital heart defects: approx 1 in 272 or 0.37% or 1 million people in USA [about data]
  Incidence (annual) of Congenital heart defects: about 1 in 120 babies
  Incidence Rate of Congenital heart defects: approx 1 in 120 or 0.83% or 2.3 million people in USA [about data]
How serious is Congenital heart defects?
  Deaths for Congenital heart defects: 3,551 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
What causes Congenital heart defects?
  Class of Condition for Congenital heart defects: congen.defect
  Causes of Congenital heart defects: see causes of Congenital heart defects
What are the symptoms of Congenital heart defects?
  Symptoms of Congenital heart defects: see symptoms of Congenital heart defects
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Congenital heart defects: see treatments for Congenital heart defects
  Research for Congenital heart defects: see research for Congenital heart defects
Society issues for Congenital heart defects
  Hospitalizations for Congenital heart defects: 38,000 (NHLBI 1999)
  Hospitalization statistics for Congenital heart defects: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Congenital heart defects:
  • 0.014% (1,775) of hospital consultant episodes were for congenital malformations of cardiac chambers and connected tissue in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 70% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of cardiac chambers and connected tissue required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 64% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of cardiac chambers and connected tissue were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 36% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of cardiac chambers and connected tissue were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 19% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of cardiac chambers and connected tissue required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for congenital malformations of cardiac chambers and connected tissue in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for congenital malformations of cardiac chambers and connected tissue in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for congenital malformations of cardiac chambers and connected tissue in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of cardiac chambers and connected tissue occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of cardiac chambers and connected tissue occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of cardiac chambers and connected tissue were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.019% (10,092) of hospital bed days were for congenital malformations of cardiac chambers and connected tissue in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.047% (5,493) of hospital consultant episodes were for congenital malformations of cardiac septa in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 79% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of cardiac septa required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of cardiac septa were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of cardiac septa were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 15% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of cardiac septa required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for congenital malformations of cardiac septa in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for congenital malformations of cardiac septa in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 17 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for congenital malformations of cardiac septa in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 24% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of cardiac septa occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of cardiac septa occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of cardiac septa were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.047% (24,579) of hospital bed days were for congenital malformations of cardiac septa in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.007% (928) of hospital consultant episodes were for congenital alformations of pulmonary and tricuspid valve in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 79% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital alformations of pulmonary and tricuspid valve required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital alformations of pulmonary and tricuspid valve were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital alformations of pulmonary and tricuspid valve were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 15% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital alformations of pulmonary and tricuspid valve required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for congenital alformations of pulmonary and tricuspid valve in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for congenital alformations of pulmonary and tricuspid valve in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for congenital alformations of pulmonary and tricuspid valve in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 17% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital alformations of pulmonary and tricuspid valve occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital alformations of pulmonary and tricuspid valve occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital alformations of pulmonary and tricuspid valve were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.008% (4,033) of hospital bed days were for congenital alformations of pulmonary and tricuspid valve in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.01% (1,312) of hospital consultant episodes were for congenital malformations of aortic and mitral valves in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 79% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of aortic and mitral valves required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 59% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of aortic and mitral valves were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 41% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of aortic and mitral valves were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 13% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of aortic and mitral valves required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for congenital malformations of aortic and mitral valves in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for congenital malformations of aortic and mitral valves in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 16 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for congenital malformations of aortic and mitral valves in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 24% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of aortic and mitral valves occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of aortic and mitral valves occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of aortic and mitral valves were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.015% (7,483) of hospital bed days were for congenital malformations of aortic and mitral valves in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.009% (1,193) of hospital consultant episodes were for other congenital malformations of heart in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 83% of hospital consultant episodes for other congenital malformations of heart required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital consultant episodes for other congenital malformations of heart were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46% of hospital consultant episodes for other congenital malformations of heart were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 26% of hospital consultant episodes for other congenital malformations of heart required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5.6 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for other congenital malformations of heart in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for other congenital malformations of heart in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 12 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for other congenital malformations of heart in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 24% of hospital consultant episodes for other congenital malformations of heart occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for other congenital malformations of heart occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10% of hospital consultant episodes for other congenital malformations of heart were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.009% (4,713) of hospital bed days were for other congenital malformations of heart in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.026% (3,270) of hospital consultant episodes were for congenital malformations of great arteries in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 76% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of great arteries required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of great arteries were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of great arteries were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 16% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of great arteries required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5.7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for congenital malformations of great arteries in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for congenital malformations of great arteries in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for congenital malformations of great arteries in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of great arteries occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of great arteries occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of great arteries were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.026% (13,796) of hospital bed days were for congenital malformations of great arteries in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.003% (370) of hospital consultant episodes were for congenital malformations of great veins in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of great veins required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 62% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of great veins were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 38% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of great veins were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 24% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of great veins required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10.4 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for congenital malformations of great veins in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for congenital malformations of great veins in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for congenital malformations of great veins in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of great veins occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of great veins occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital malformations of great veins were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.004% (2,111) of hospital bed days were for congenital malformations of great veins in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

  Physician office visits for Congenital heart defects: 375,000 (NHLBI 1999)

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