Today, as a result of tremendous advances in the diagnosis and treatment of heart defects, more than 95 out of 100 children born with a heart defect survive. Once treated, many of these children are able to live normal lives and embrace life like other children. Due to better surgical and medical treatments, death rates for congenital heart defects declined more than 30 percent from 1994 to 2004, according to the American Heart Association.
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What is the survival rate for children born with heart defects?
How can I tell if a food is really heart healthy?
Johns Hopkins Medicine answered
A high-fat, high-cholesterol diet causes your body to produce more cholesterol. Too much cholesterol can cause formation of fatty deposits. The fatty deposits may cause a narrowing or block of the blood vessels. If an artery is blocked, a heart attack can occur.
To make your diet more heart healthy, avoid foods high in fat and cholesterol, such as fried foods, animal fat, butter, organ meats, whole milk products, egg yolks, cream sauces and full-fat cheese, and substitute with lower fat milk, cheeses, egg whites and healthier oils, such as olive and canola.
Other tips include:
- Read nutrition labels to determine fat amounts.
- Eat plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
- Limit total fat intake to less than 30% of calories.
- Limit saturated fat intake to less than 10% of calories.
- Limit dietary cholesterol to less than 300 mg per day.
What is coronary heart disease?
American Diabetes Association answeredCoronary artery disease is also called coronary heart disease or CHD, heart disease caused by narrowing of the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the heart. If the blood supply is cut off, the result is a heart attack.
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