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Latest Congenital heart defect Stories

2014-04-22 23:01:58

Researchers at UC Davis Children’s Hospital have shown that children with Down syndrome have significantly better in-hospital survival rates after surgeries for congenital heart disease (CHD) than their genetically typical peers. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Researchers at UC Davis Children’s Hospital have shown that children with Down syndrome have significantly better in-hospital survival rates after surgeries for congenital heart disease (CHD) than their genetically...

2014-04-03 08:31:22

Seasoned Leader Brings More Than Three Decades of Experience to New Role PHILADELPHIA, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving and extending the lives of adults with congenital heart defects (CHD), announced today the appointment of Glenn R. Tringali as its new National Executive Director. Tringali comes to ACHA with more than three decades of extensive experience working with small,...

2014-03-31 12:28:59

U-M's Dr. Aimee Armstrong reports valve had low rates of narrowing, leakage, and other adverse events, during American College of Cardiology meeting ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first post-FDA approval study of a non-surgically implanted replacement pulmonary valve showed strong short- and mid-term results for the device in patients with certain congenital heart defects, according to research presented by a U-M pediatric interventional cardiologist...

2014-03-27 23:29:49

Flood Law Group issued a statement today explaining that they are now available to investigate potential legal claims on behalf of parents of children with heart-related birth defects who took Zoloft during their pregnancy. According to a study from the New England Journal of Medicine, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Zoloft have been linked to an increased risk of birth defects. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Flood Law Group today announced that they are now...

2014-03-14 23:26:08

HALVE a Heart For Kids! A fundraiser for Greg Olsen's HEARTest Yard Fund — 10 percent of the proceeds of sales at Chili's Grill and Bar on March 18th will benefit Greg Olsen's HEARTest Yard Fund. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 Over 50 Chili’s Grill and Bar restaurants in North Carolina and South Carolina will be participating in an all-day fundraiser to help families with children who have congenital heart disease on Tuesday, March 18. The money raised will go...

2014-03-04 16:15:59

Discovery advances efforts to replace damaged heart muscle In a study that began in a pair of infant siblings with a rare heart defect, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have identified a key molecular switch that regulates heart cell division and normally turns the process off around the time of birth. Their research, they report, could advance efforts to turn the process back on and regenerate heart tissue damaged by heart attacks or disease. "This study offers hope that we can...

2014-02-27 23:04:25

Medical professionals from around the world gathered in Orlando, Fla. to present research updates, discuss patient management and advances in the field of cardiology from before birth through adulthood at Cardiology 2014 Philadelphia, Pa. (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 An international group of more than 1000 medical experts gathered at the nation’s largest pediatric cardiology conference from Feb. 19-23 to discuss the latest innovations in detection and treatment of congenital heart disease...

2014-02-24 12:27:03

Simple, non-invasive $4 test detects critical heart defects OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A simple test could save a child's life, but hospitals in Kansas are not required to offer it. This inexpensive, easy, lifesaving test to detect critical congenital heart defects, known as pulse oximetry, is required in more than 30 states across the country including Missouri. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment currently recommends that pulse...

Rhythm Needed By Babies' Hearts To Develop Correctly
2014-02-19 13:58:37

David Salisbury - Vanderbilt Universtiy To develop correctly, baby hearts need rhythm…even before they have blood to pump. “We have discovered that mechanical forces are important when making baby hearts,” said Mary Kathryn Sewell-Loftin, a Vanderbilt graduate student working with a team of Vanderbilt engineers, scientists and clinicians attempting to grow replacement heart valves from a patient’s own cells. In an article published last month in the journal Biomaterials the...

2014-02-14 23:02:37

Dr. Nilas Young, World of Children Award Honoree, is on a mission to ensure every child has access to life-saving cardiac care. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 Every year, 1.3 million babies are born with a congenital heart defect, the most common birth defect in the world. However, nearly 90% of the world’s children lack access to life-saving heart care. Fortunately, heroes like Dr. Nilas Young, recipient of the 2012 World of Children Health Award, are ensuring more...