A Child's Heart


It's agonizing to envision a baby with heart complications, yet the American Heart Association states that approximately 40,000 children are born with a heart defect each year. Explore these blogs to learn more.

Communication Overtones posts about the unimaginable loss of her friends' 4-month-old to sudden cardiac arrest.

Nova's Heart is a blog honoring this blogger's son who suffered from a congenital heart defect. She has a comprehensive list of links, including resources for grieving parents.

baby samson is the blog following the journey of a little guy with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), in which the left side of the heart is underdeveloped.

My Little Blog is the blog of a mommy with an HLHS kiddo.

The author of The Cardio Blog has a child with a heart defect and reminds parents that heart check-ups after surgery are lifelong, not just until adulthood. In another post, she'd like your suggestions on how you are raising heart-healthy kids.

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Correction: A previous version of this guide provided incorrect information about Nova's Heart, which was identified as being about the blogger's daughter. The blog tells the blogger's son's story.

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