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The home weblog of the Wisconsin Pediatric Cardiac Registry

Working to Prevent Congenital Heart Defects

The Wisconsin Pediatric Cardiac Registry is a confidential record of infants born in Wisconsin after January 1, 2000, with congenital heart defects.

If parents choose to participate, their child’s pediatric cardiologist provides information to the registry including infant’s and parents’ names, address and infant’s diagnosis. In addition, famililes may provide more specific information about family history and possible environmental exposure before and during pregnancy.

The goal of the registry is to find common causes of congenital heart defects in the hopes of the one day preventing them.

The registry will provide environmental and genetic information – without individual family names – to professionals researching the causes of congenital heart defects.

For more information, ask your child’s cardiologist for a registry brochure, call the registry toll free at:

(877) 809-WPCR (9727) or (414) 266-2325

or

www.pedcar.mcw.edu

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Lead Agency: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Participating Institutions: Bellin Memorial Hospital, Green Bay; Dean Medical Center, Madison; Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield; Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Mercy Regional Heart Center, Janesville; Meriter Hospital, Madison; St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield; St. Mary’s Hospital, Green Bay; St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison; St. Vincent’s Hospital, Green Bay; University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison

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