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2011-02-14 09:29:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than one million children and adults in the U.S. are living today with congenital heart defects and are an incredible example of the power of the advances in surgical and medical care and research efforts. As a family member or friend of a child or adult with a congenital heart defect (CHD), you have an incredible story to share. The Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia celebrates Congenital Heart Disease...

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2011-02-10 07:00:00

US researchers have created beating heart cells in the lab with a rare heart defect that came from skin cells taken from children with the same rare heart defect, allowing researchers to test new drugs on human cells rather than their usual animal test subjects. While most heart drugs have failed to work on the cells, a new cancer drug being tested by Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals appears to help, according to a team of researchers led by Ricardo Dolmetsch of Stanford University. The study,...

2011-02-09 13:23:52

Latest issue of Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases explores advancements and potential hazards For the one in 200 adults in Western societies born with congenital heart disease, adult survivors face a lifelong process of medical interactions. Treatments received during neonatal, childhood, and adolescent years affect future adult events. In the January/February issue of Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases ten articles explore our current understanding of adult congenital heart disease (ACHD)...

2011-02-07 08:05:00

Survey finds most hospitals, birthing centers do not routinely screen for congenital heart defects CROMWELL, Conn., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Only about two out of every 100 babies (1.8 percent) were screened at birth for congenital heart defects (CHDs) because the hospital or birthing center where the baby was born routinely screens all newborns for CHDs -- the number-one birth defect and leading killer of infants and newborns. This is according to a survey just released by...

2011-02-04 01:05:14

Oregon Health & Science University is one of a few centers in the nation qualified to use the first FDA-approved pulmonary heart valve that can be implanted through the leg The pediatric cardiac team at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children's Hospital is the first in the region and one of a handful in the nation to implant a pulmonary heart valve without open-heart surgery. To date, four patients have received the landmark valve in the OHSU Pediatric and Adult...

2011-02-01 02:02:41

When the body can't distinguish its right side from its left during development, a child can develop a condition called heterotaxy in which the heart is severely malformed, leading to congenital heart disease. To improve survival in these children, researchers at Yale School of Medicine sought to identify the genes that cause heterotaxy. They have shown in a new study that patients with heterotaxy have considerably more copy number variations (CNVs) on their genomes than do control patients....

2010-12-02 00:00:39

Saving Little Hearts Sells Calendars for Children with Congenital Heart Defects Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) December 1, 2010 Bring in the New Year with a calendar benefiting the approximate 40,000 children born with congenital heart defects each year! Just in time for 2011, non-profit philanthropic organization, Saving Little Hearts announced today its 7th annual calendar fundraiser. Each 2011 calendar will be available for $20 plus shipping and handling and will feature hundreds of children who...

2010-11-22 15:00:00

DALLAS, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. death rate from congenital heart defects dropped 24 percent from 1999 to 2006 among children and adults, according to research reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100222/AHSALOGO) A congenital heart defect was the underlying cause of 27,960 deaths -- an age-standardized rate of 1.2 deaths per 100,000 people -- based on data from death certificates. In a...

2010-11-17 17:13:54

Research from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) shows that children with severe congenital heart defects have twice the risk of anxiety at 18 months of age compared to healthy children. Children with mild and moderate heart defects, on the other hand, did not show an increased risk of anxiety. "These findings suggest that children with severe forms of congenital heart defects are prone to emotional problems at a very young age. The increased risk of anxiety could be related to...

2010-11-16 19:38:23

American Heart Association Meeting report A less invasive procedure for treating a congenital heart defect in children is a safe alternative to traditional surgery with no five-year difference in risk of death and is associated with a 62 percent reduced risk for neurological events (such as strokes or seizures), according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2010. In a study of 580 children with secundum atrial septal defect (ASD), researchers evaluated...


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