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Healthy Hearts and Minds Program

Thanks to medical and surgical advances, more and more children born with complex heart defects are surviving and growing to adulthood. However, as the number of survivors has increased, experts have found that these children are at greater risk for developmental and neurological problems as they grow up. Even for children who reach early milestones on time, difficulties may emerge in later years. These may include issues with behavior, social interaction, motor skills, feeding, school performance, and speech and language development.