Sunday, January 25, 2015

Congenital Heart Disease

Considering that all forms of genetic defects and diseases have risen over 1000% in 100 years and our average life expectancy has been reduced by the death rates of these diseases.  The government is not going to tell you the truth about this, because it would cause a revolution.  All of this is directly associated with the spread of reproductive diseases giving viral infections to our first cells at the germ line level of conception. 

 Between 1997 and 2004, hospitalization rates increased by 28.5% for cardiac and circulatory congenital anomalies.
That is a REAL 128% rise in heart defects at birth in 7 years, equates to 4% rise per year.

There is also a death or mortality rise of 4 % per year in babies 0 to 4 years old in the population of the USA.

So it is up by over 200% since 1981 and up 128% in the last 7 years.  It is accelerating in the rise of this form of suffering and death. 



The Child Health and Development Studies are longitudinal studies of pregnancy and the normal and abnormal development of the offspring. Women who were members of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan entered the study in early pregnancy, and their children were examined frequently until the youngest child in the study was 5 years old. This is a more intensive follow-up than hitherto reported.
Of the 19,044 live-born children, 163 had definite and another 31 had possible congenital heart disease; the crude incidence rates per 1,000 live births were 8.8 for definite congenital heart disease and 10.4 for definite plus possible congenital heart disease. The incidence rate of congenital heart disease was 7.9 percent among all stillborn fetuses subjected to autopsy and 10.2 percent among those in this group with autopsies evaluated as being detailed enough to detect heart disease. Among the live-born children with congenital heart disease, 21 died in the neonatal period and 22 died in later infancy and childhood; about half the deaths were judged to have been due to heart disease. About 30 percent of the children with congenital heart disease had associated severe anomalies of other systems. In the whole cohort, 50 children had diagnosed chromosomal abnormalities (Math Eq) and about 30 percent of them had congenital heart disease. Among the group of 163 children with definite congenital heart disease, the diagnosis was made in 46 percent by age 1 week, in 88.3 percent by age 1 year and in 98.8 percent by age 4 years.





The Baltimore-Washington Infant Study is a regional epidemiologic study of congenital heart disease. Among infants born in the study area in 1981 and 1982, 664 had a diagnosis of congenital heart disease confirmed in the first year of life by echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, cardiac surgery, or autopsy. The prevalence rate was 3.7/1,000 livebirths for all cases and 2.4/1,000 livebirths for cases confirmed by invasive methods only. Diagnosis-specific prevalence rates of congenital heart disease are compared with those of eight previous case series. Changing diagnostic categorizations in the time span covered and methodological differences resulted in great variation of the data. However, the data of the New England infant Cardiac Program which used the same case discovery methods showed similar occurrences of major morphologic abnormalities, suggesting that these are stable basic estimates in the eastern United States. For all case series, the rate of confirmed congenital heart disease was approximately 4/1,000 livebirths over the 40-year time span.

American Heart Association 2014
Congenital Cardiovascular Defects (ICD/10 codes Q20-Q28) (ICD/9 codes 745-747) 
 An estimated minimum of 32,000 infants are expected to be affected each year in the United States. Of these, an approximate 25%, or 2.4 per 1,000 live births, require invasive treatment in the first year of life. 

 The most commonly reported incidence of congenital heart defects in the United States is between 4 and 10 per 1,000, clustering around 8 per 1,000 live births. 

 Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common inherited heart defect, occurring in 1 of 500 individuals. In the United States, about 500,000 people have HCM, yet most are unaware of it. 
 Congenital cardiovascular defects are the most common cause of infant death resulting from birth defects; 27% of infants who die of a birth defect have a heart defect. 
 The 2010 death rate attributable to congenital cardiovascular defects was 1.1. Death rates were 1.1 for white males, 1.4 for black males, 0.9 for white females, and 1.2 for black females. Infant mortality rates (<1 year of age) were 32.5 for white infants and 43.2 for black infants. 

 Between 1997 and 2004, hospitalization rates increased by 28.5% for cardiac and circulatory congenital anomalies. 

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