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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
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