Uncategorized February is National Heart Month February is National Heart Month. The American Heart Association of Minnesota is raising awareness about children born with heart defects, and the challenges their families go through in trying to allow their child to live a full life. Emily Swanson is the communications director for the American Heart Association of Minnesota…. http://blogaudio.virtualnewscenter.com/WBJI-021420-WANSON-HEART.mp3 The association says nationally, 1 in 100 births result in a congenital heart defect. Minnesota officials say each year, roughly 650 babies are born with one.