Why Should I Know the Name of my Heart Condition?

You might have heard this before: Knowledge is power.

And we really think that’s true.

We think it’s important that you can tell someone (like a new doctor or someone in an Emergency Department) the name of your heart condition. Because they’re not CHD doctors, any info you can give them will help.

You can ask us what the most important part of your diagnosis is. For some people, it will be what they were born with. For some, it will be the name of their surgery. For others, it will be the name of their current cardiac condition