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Latest Congenital heart defect Stories

2014-03-14 23:26:08

HALVE a Heart For Kids! A fundraiser for Greg Olsen's HEARTest Yard Fund — 10 percent of the proceeds of sales at Chili's Grill and Bar on March 18th will benefit Greg Olsen's HEARTest Yard Fund. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 Over 50 Chili’s Grill and Bar restaurants in North Carolina and South Carolina will be participating in an all-day fundraiser to help families with children who have congenital heart disease on Tuesday, March 18. The money raised will go...

2014-03-04 16:15:59

Discovery advances efforts to replace damaged heart muscle In a study that began in a pair of infant siblings with a rare heart defect, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have identified a key molecular switch that regulates heart cell division and normally turns the process off around the time of birth. Their research, they report, could advance efforts to turn the process back on and regenerate heart tissue damaged by heart attacks or disease. "This study offers hope that we can...

2014-02-27 23:04:25

Medical professionals from around the world gathered in Orlando, Fla. to present research updates, discuss patient management and advances in the field of cardiology from before birth through adulthood at Cardiology 2014 Philadelphia, Pa. (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 An international group of more than 1000 medical experts gathered at the nation’s largest pediatric cardiology conference from Feb. 19-23 to discuss the latest innovations in detection and treatment of congenital heart disease...

2014-02-24 12:27:03

Simple, non-invasive $4 test detects critical heart defects OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A simple test could save a child's life, but hospitals in Kansas are not required to offer it. This inexpensive, easy, lifesaving test to detect critical congenital heart defects, known as pulse oximetry, is required in more than 30 states across the country including Missouri. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment currently recommends that pulse...

Rhythm Needed By Babies' Hearts To Develop Correctly
2014-02-19 13:58:37

David Salisbury - Vanderbilt Universtiy To develop correctly, baby hearts need rhythm…even before they have blood to pump. “We have discovered that mechanical forces are important when making baby hearts,” said Mary Kathryn Sewell-Loftin, a Vanderbilt graduate student working with a team of Vanderbilt engineers, scientists and clinicians attempting to grow replacement heart valves from a patient’s own cells. In an article published last month in the journal Biomaterials the...

2014-02-14 23:02:37

Dr. Nilas Young, World of Children Award Honoree, is on a mission to ensure every child has access to life-saving cardiac care. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 Every year, 1.3 million babies are born with a congenital heart defect, the most common birth defect in the world. However, nearly 90% of the world’s children lack access to life-saving heart care. Fortunately, heroes like Dr. Nilas Young, recipient of the 2012 World of Children Health Award, are ensuring more...

2014-01-10 08:24:18

SEOUL, Korea, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mezzion Pharma Co. Ltd., announced that it has signed an agreement with New England Research Institutes, Inc., who are authorized by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-supported Pediatric Heart Network (PHN) to manage and conduct clinical trials on its behalf. The clinical studies to be conducted under this agreement were developed by a subcommittee made up of representatives of the PHN. The studies will be funded by a grant...

Bio-inspired Glue May Improve How Surgeons Treat Congenital Heart Defects And Other Heart Problems
2014-01-09 10:43:36

Brigham and Women's Hospital When a child is born with a heart defect such as a hole in the heart, the highly invasive therapies are challenging due to an inability to quickly and safely secure devices inside the heart. Sutures take too much time to stitch and can cause stress on fragile heart tissue, and currently available clinical adhesives are either too toxic or tend to lose their sticking power in the presence of blood or under dynamic conditions, such as in a beating heart....

2013-12-30 15:59:40

Study utilizing animal model is published in the American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology Recent data shows that more than 500,000 women in the U.S. report drinking during pregnancy, with about 20 percent of this population admitting to binge drinking. Even one episode of heavy drinking can lead to the collection of birth defects known as fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). Along with growth retardation, head and face abnormalities, and neurological problems, FAS also...

2013-12-02 21:27:04

Approximately one percent of all newborns in Switzerland are diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, roughly half of them require open heart surgery. Most children, including those with the most severe heart defects, survive because of the significant advancements in surgical techniques. Therefore, the current research focuses less on survival than on long-term consequences and quality of life of these children. Aside from cardiac complications, developmental problems may emerge after a...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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