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2008-07-15 03:00:11

By Broy, Charles Bennett, Steven ABSTRACT Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR) is an uncommon congenital abnormality that occurs in 0.4 to 0.7% of postmortem examinations. Ninety percent of these anomalies are associated with an atrial septal defect. Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return occurs more commonly on the right than the left and is manifested by abnormal return of the pulmonary veins to the central venous circulation. Most patients are asymptomatic, but when...

2008-06-18 15:00:44

WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- To develop first-of-its-kind guidelines and training standards for the emerging interventional cardiology subspecialty field of structural heart disease, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) announced today the creation of The Structural Heart Disease Council. The Council's mission includes encouraging research, delivering professional education, facilitating development of guidelines, fostering advocacy, and promoting...

2008-04-08 09:00:00

Tyler Smith is a beautiful 3-month-old Oklahoma City boy. He gurgles, giggles and grips his mother's thumb tightly, his bright eyes brimming with innocence and potential as he cooperates during a medical examination by his doctor, John Mulvihill, chairman of medical genetics at Children's Medical Research Institute. On the outside, the baby seems to be developing normally. But beneath the surface, at a chromosomal level, Tyler is far from average. He has DiGeorge syndrome, a rare metabolic...

2007-06-29 12:05:26

Shawnee Mission Medical Center will showcase a procedure that can repair a hole in the heart without invasive surgery in a live Webcast on www.OR-Live.com July 12, 6:30 PM EDT. Cardiologist Paul H. Kramer, MD, of Kramer & Crouse Cardiology, will use a closure device to seal a congenital hole in the heart, a condition also known as patent foramen ovale (PFO), without open-heart surgery. Kramer is a national leader in the innovation of this procedure and was the first cardiologist in the...

2007-04-24 12:00:14

By Sidlik, Rakefet; Sheiner, Eyal; Levy, Amalia; Wiznitzer, Arnon Abstract Objective. The primary objective of this study was to characterize the delivery outcome of parturients with congenital heart defects (CHD), from maternal and from neonatal perspectives. Study design. A retrospective population-based study was conducted, covering a 13-year period (1989-2002) with an aggregate of 151487 deliveries of all women with and without CHD. Maternal demographics, obstetrical and medical...

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2006-11-22 18:00:00

By JENNIFER KAY MIAMI - Using a piece of Gore-Tex fabric to make their repairs, doctors performed corrective surgery on a baby born with his heart outside his chest, and said Wednesday that the youngster should be able to lead a close-to-normal life. Naseem Hasni underwent surgery to put his heart inside his chest hours after being delivered by Caesarean section Oct. 31 at Holtz Children's Hospital. He remained in critical but stable condition Wednesday. "He's not going to be able to play...

2006-04-26 03:15:00

LONDON -- Care for adults in Europe born with congenital heart disease needs to be improved because there are not enough specialists and an increasing number of patients, according to a study released on Wednesday. The Euro Heart Survey on Adult Congenital Heart Disease, conducted by researchers from Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland, analysed care for congenital heart disease sufferers from data provided by 71 centers. "There is much room for improvement," said Dr Philip...

2006-04-25 18:16:29

LONDON (Reuters) - Care for adults in Europe born with congenital heart disease needs to be improved because there are not enough specialists and an increasing number of patients, according to a poll released on Wednesday. The Euro Heart Survey on Adult Congenital Heart Disease, conducted by researchers from Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland, analyzed care for congenital heart disease sufferers from data provided by 71 centers across Europe. "We can definitely say...

2006-01-30 16:50:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly 8 million children are born with birth defects around the world every year and most of them either die or are disabled for life as a result, according to a report released on Monday. With proper medical care up to 70 percent of these defects could be prevented, or at least treated, the report from the March of Dimes said. "An estimated 7.9 million children are born annually with a serious birth defect of genetic or...

2006-01-30 16:28:48

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An infant, named Grace, who underwent the world's first heart "stent" procedure in the womb was discharged to go home on Friday, according to a press release from Children's Hospital Boston, the center where the landmark operation took place. The stent was placed in the developing fetus at 30 weeks of pregnancy on November 7, 2005 to treat a heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). She was born January 10 and...


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