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2011-04-28 00:00:29

The law firm of Atkins & Markoff, a team of Oklahoma defective drug attorneys, hereby announces that the firm is reviewing claims free of charge regarding Depakote birth defects along with a full Depakote resource at http://www.atkinsandmarkoff.com. Depakote is an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug that has recently been found to lead to birth defetcs when used during pregnancy. Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) April 27, 2011 The Oklahoma law firm of Atkins & Markoff hereby announces...

2011-04-27 14:16:00

Program open to all families with a child born with a single ventricle heart defect PHILADELPHIA, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the United States each year more than 3,000 infants are born with a form of single ventricle heart defect. A single ventricle defect occurs when one of the heart's ventricles is too small or under-developed to pump blood effectively to the body or lungs. Less than forty years ago, single ventricle heart defects were fatal. Today, with early...

2011-04-21 00:00:29

Said Judah Hertz, founder and CEO of the Hertz Investment Group: "Researchers at ACHDC are now expanding their mission to develop prosthetic materials and mechanical devices that will further prolong and enrich the lives of the individuals they have saved." Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) April 20, 2011 The Hertz Family Foundation of Santa Monica, California has announced a major medical research and technology grant to the University of California at Los Angeles. The $385,000 grant will be paid...

2011-04-18 16:04:00

ATLANTA, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), an implantable biological medical device and cardiovascular tissue processing company, announced today that 2011 first quarter financial results will be released on Thursday, April 28, 2011. On that day, the Company will hold a teleconference call and live webcast at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the results, followed by a question and answer session hosted by Steven G. Anderson, president and chief executive officer...

2011-04-18 14:28:33

New study suggests preventive strategies needed to reduce ethnic-racial disparities Non-Hispanic black infants born with heart defects are more likely to die within the first five years of life than their non-Hispanic white and Hispanic peers. For certain types of congenital heart abnormalities, Hispanic children as well as non-Hispanic black children fare worse than non-Hispanic white children. These findings, detailed in a new study by researchers at the University of South Florida, Texas...

2011-03-10 18:25:34

Sildenafil, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, has another possible use"”helping children and young adults with congenital heart disease to better tolerate exercise. Sildenafil significantly improved measures of exercise performance during stress testing in patients with single-ventricle heart disease, according to researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. This study was published online on March 7 in the journal Circulation. It is the...

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2011-02-28 12:13:19

Maternal cigarette smoking in the first trimester was associated with a 20 to 70 percent greater likelihood that a baby would be born with certain types of congenital heart defects, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defects, contributing to approximately 30 percent of infant deaths from birth defects annually. The study found an association between tobacco exposure and certain types of defects...

2011-02-21 20:50:00

Findings demonstrate importance of targeted therapy Congenital heart diseases affect approximately one in 100 patients, making them the most common type of birth defect and the number-one cause of pediatric deaths. Now a new study showing that the mTOR inhibitor drug rapamycin can reverse cardiac muscle damage in a mouse model of the congenital disease LEOPARD syndrome not only identifies the first possible medical treatment for this rare condition, but also demonstrates the importance of...

2011-02-19 00:00:39

Heal My Brave Congenital Heart- It's My Heart Announcement. The First Annual South Florida "It's My Heart" Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Fun Walk/Run kicks off the Hearten a Heart mission for 2011 with the help of some big businesses. Coconut Creek, FL (Vocus/PRWEB) February 18, 2011 Come out and lace up your shoes, together we can heal a heart. The South Florida Chapter of "It's My Heart", Inc. the preeminent nonprofit provider of strength and support for those affected by...

2011-02-16 15:41:59

Ebstein's anomaly is a rare congenital valvular heart disease. Now, in patients with this disease, researchers of the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam in the Netherlands, the University of Newcastle, UK and the Max Delbrck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch have identified mutations in a gene which plays an important role in the structure of the heart. The researchers hope that these findings will lead to faster diagnosis and novel, more specifically targeted treatment methods...


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