Latest Congenital heart defect Stories
Said Judah Hertz, founder and CEO of the Hertz Investment Group: â€œResearchers 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.
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.
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.
Sildenafil, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, has another possible useâ€”helping children and young adults with congenital heart disease to better tolerate exercise.
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.
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.
Heal My Brave Congenital Heart- Itâ€™s My Heart Announcement.
Ebstein's anomaly is a rare congenital valvular heart disease.
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.
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.
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