1,600 Babies diagnosed
every year in the USA.
The cause of CDH is unknown even after decades of research
Same occurrence rate as Spina Bifida and Cystic Fibrosis yet national funding is a fraction of those
(Left) The diaphragm is a sheet of flat muscle that separates the heart and lungs from the abdominal cavity. (Right) In CDH, a hole in the diaphragm allows abdominal organs to move into the chest and restrict lung development. © CHOP/CFDT
Center of Disease Control
Data and information from the CDC highlighting basic CDH information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Information on CHOP, their studies, survival rates and other factors that make them a leading hospital fighting for better treatment and the cause.
The leading International CDH foundation. There CHERUBS program is a great support program for CDH families.