Child Deaths From Heart Defects Plummets – Thanks to the Britain’s NHS

Child Deaths From Heart Defects Plummets – Thanks to the Britain’s NHS

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nurse and baby - Photo by Library Of CongressThe British Heart Foundation has released figures that reveal a huge 83 per cent drop in the number of children dying from congenital heart disease – birth defects of the heart – over the last three decades.

Progress in diagnosis, intricate surgery and post-op care has created the first generation to enjoy high survival rates for major heart defects. There are so many survivors that a new speciality – adult congenital heart monitoring – has emerged to treat them in later life.

(READ the story from The Independent)

Photo by Library Of Congress

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