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2012-08-13 21:54:44

About 25,000 Danes currently live with congenital heart defects. Both heredity and environment play a role for these malformations, but exactly how various risk factors influence the development of the heart during pregnancy has been a mystery until now. With the aid of a supercomputer, an international, interdisciplinary research team has analyzed millions of data points. This has allowed the scientists to show that a huge number of different risk factors — for example in the form...

2012-08-05 23:03:00

Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C. represents babies born with birth defects allegedly resulting from the use of the antidepressant drug Zoloft. Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 04, 2012 Lawsuits have been filed by lawyers around the country on behalf of children suffering from birth defects, allegedly resulting from the use of the antidepressant drug Zoloft by their mothers while pregnant, according to Texas Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyer, Michael P. Fleming. Fleming announced...

2012-06-27 14:22:59

Scientists now have clues to how a gene mutation discovered in families affected with congenital heart disease leads to underdevelopment of the walls that separate the heart into four chambers. A Nationwide Children's Hospital study appearing in PLoS Genetics suggests that abnormal development of heart cells during embryogenesis may be to blame. When babies are born with a hole in their heart (either between the upper or lower chambers), they have a septal defect, the most common form of...

2012-05-08 20:57:12

Echo study at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia shows improvements in children, young adults with single ventricle Sildenafil, also known as the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra, may give a boost to underdeveloped hearts in children and young adults with congenital heart defects. Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia report that sildenafil significantly improved echocardiographic measures of heart function in children and young adult survivors of single ventricle...

Newborns Should Be Screened For Heart Defects
2012-05-02 06:39:55

There is now overwhelming evidence that all babies should be offered screening for heart defects at birth, according to a major new study published online in The Lancet. Heart defects are the most common type of birth defects in the UK. Although newborns often show no visible signs of the condition, if not treated promptly it can be fatal. The research, led by a Queen Mary, University of London academic with a colleague from the University of Birmingham, shows that a non-invasive test...


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