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Latest Congenital heart defect Stories

2010-02-08 09:43:00

Congenital heart defects are leading cause of infant and newborn death, yet often go undetected CROMWELL, Conn., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three out of five women who have given birth to a child with a congenital heart defect (CHD) -- the number-one birth defect and leading killer of infants and newborns -- were never tested for the defect during pregnancy. This is according to a survey just released by Little Hearts, Inc., a national organization that provides support, education,...

2010-01-25 11:55:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Medtronic Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve and Ensemble Delivery System, the first heart valve to be implanted through a catheter, or tube, in a leg vein and guided up to the heart. This new approach to the treatment of adults and children with previously implanted, poorly functioning pulmonary valve conduits can delay the need for open-heart surgery. (Logo:...

2010-01-19 04:34:00

BANGALORE, India, January 19 /PRNewswire/ -- - Faith by Their Side, This Case Challenged Medical Excellence A team of cardiac experts led by Dr. N S Devananda, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Wockhardt Hospitals, Bangalore (Now a Network Hospital of Fortis) has performed a major open heart surgery on a 2-year-old baby from Nigeria. Baby Brendan was suffering from congenital heart defect called - Tetralogy of Fallot or complex blue baby syndrome. "Baby Brendan was brought to us...

2010-01-13 09:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce recently announced its commitment to the Children's Heart Foundation and its mission to bring health, hope and happiness to children and families impacted by congenital heart defects. "Most people are unaware that Congenital Heart Defects (CHDs) are the most common birth defect in America, affecting approximately one in one hundred, or 40,000 newborns each year. My baby was born with a CHD. 'Touch a Child's Heart'...

2009-11-24 16:21:35

To be presented at Fluid Dynamics Conference in Minneapolis, Nov. 22-24, 2009 A team of researchers at the University of California, San Diego and Stanford University has developed a way to simulate blood flow on the computer to optimize surgical designs. It is the basis of a new tool that may help surgeons plan for a life-saving operation called the "Fontan" surgery, which is performed on babies born with severe congenital heart defects. The researchers will present their work next week at...

2009-11-18 15:07:01

Heart function significantly improved in children and young adults with single-ventricle congenital heart disease who have had the Fontan operation following treatment with sildenafil, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, say researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Single-ventricle defects are a collection of cardiac malformations that impair the heart's ability to pump blood. Examples include tricuspid atresia, pulmonary atresia/intact...

2009-11-17 15:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heart function significantly improved in children and young adults with single ventricle congenital heart disease who have had the Fontan operation following treatment with sildenafil, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, say researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Single ventricle defects are a collection of cardiac malformations that impair the heart's ability to pump blood. Examples...

2009-11-16 07:47:56

Infants born with a severely underdeveloped heart are more likely to survive to their first birthday when treated with a new shunt procedure "” yet it may not be the safest surgery long term, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2009. Babies born with a critically underdeveloped left side of their hearts require three surgeries to correct the problem. A portion of the first operation, the Norwood Procedure, includes a connection to...

2009-10-26 10:42:00

Multicenter study in 30 children and young adults shows good early outcomes BOSTON, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children born with certain heart defects have impaired blood flow from the right ventricle to the pulmonary artery leading to the lungs, requiring implanted devices (known as right-ventricular outflow tract conduits) to maintain the flow. However, these conduits fail over time, and children typically face multiple open-heart operations during their lives to reopen the...

2009-09-23 10:20:00

JENA, Germany, September 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Occlutech GmbH, the leading European developer of products for septal closure, today announced that the district court of Frankfurt, Germany reversed an earlier court injunction obtained by AGA Medical against Occlutech's sales and marketing activities relating to the newly launched Figulla Flex ranges of ASD and PFO occluders. The district court of Frankfurt reversed its earlier decision that was based on a request by AGA Medical, relying...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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