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2011-06-29 11:54:00

HOUSTON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital in Houston announced today that it is the first pediatric hospital in the United States to implant an artificial heart into the chest of a 17-year-old patient as the only option to save his life. The history-making patient underwent a rare 15-hour operation on May 22 and is currently recovering at Texas Children's Hospital. He is one of three congenital heart patients in the nation to get such a device. To view a video of the...

2011-06-09 13:11:00

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital is among a small number of facilities in the country to offer the less-invasive procedure for valve replacement. TAMPA, Fla., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When cardiologists at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital told 21-year-old Adam Romano that he needed to have his pulmonary valve replaced, the diagnosis was not a surprise. Born with the congenital heart defect Tetralogy of Fallot, Adam underwent open-heart surgery when he was 2 years old and his...

2011-06-09 00:00:29

Centers focus on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, adult congenital heart disease, Marfan syndrome and valvular heart disease Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center announces the opening of specialty heart centers dedicated to patients with complex heart conditions. The centers will serve those with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, adult congenital heart disease, Marfan syndrome and valvular heart disease. Jamil Tajik, MD, an internationally recognized expert, heads...

2011-06-07 00:00:31

Study to enroll patients with severe aortic stenosis for nonsurgical aortic valve replacement. Milwaukee (PRWEB) June 06, 2011 Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, a leader in heart care, will participate in a national clinical trial that offers patients a less invasive treatment for aortic valve disease. Aurora St. Luke's is among 40 sites in the nation and the only one in Wisconsin selected for the Medtronic CoreValve trial. The trial offers high-risk patients, who might not survive the...

2011-05-05 08:00:00

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mount Sinai Medical Center is South Florida's leader in the treatment of heart disease, the nation's leading cause of death. Over the past two years, Mount Sinai has continued to develop innovative partnerships and programs that enhance the outstanding level of quality care provided by doctors at Mount Sinai. A partnership with New York's elite, Ivy-League Columbia University, The Mount Sinai Heart Institute is pleased to announce...

2011-05-05 07:27:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire)"”Researchers say doctors should consider using catheterization as a treatment tool for children with heart defects. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), at least one-half million children in the U.S. suffer from some form of cardiac problem. Researchers now say catheterization should be considered as an option for some of these pediatric patients. A catheter is a flexible tube inserted through a narrow opening into a blood vessel. It can be used to...

2011-05-02 23:55:15

Doctors should consider using catheterization as a treatment tool in addition to its established role in diagnosing children with heart defects, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement. A catheter is a thin flexible tube inserted into a blood vessel and used in procedures such as angiography, in which physicians use the catheter to inject dye into the arteries near the heart to illuminate the vessels via X-ray technology. It can also open a valve, enlarge a narrow...

2011-05-02 13:56:18

Study shows fetal exposure to solvents may damage heart While it may be years before the health effects of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are known, a new study shows that fetal exposure to a chemical found in crude oil is associated with an increased risk of congenital heart disease (CHD). The study, to be presented Saturday, April 30, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Denver, also showed that babies who had been exposed in utero to a chemical found in...

2011-05-01 00:09:07

Four Iraqi Children Transported To Jordan To Receive Life Saving Heart Surgeries Amman, Jordan (PRWEB) April 29, 2011 Flowing into the Dead Sea, the River Jordan is undoubtedly a major source of water for Jordan and neighboring Israel, Syria and Lebanon, but it is most notably a historic site for Christ"Ëœs baptismal by the Prophet John, signifying the beginning of Jesus Christ"Ëœs ministry and the teachings of salvation and forgiveness, death and resurrection. Easter...

2011-04-29 22:55:55

A gene known to be important in cardiac development has been newly associated with congenital heart malformations that result in obstruction of the left ventricular outflow tract. These are the findings from a study conducted by Nationwide Children's Hospital and appearing in the journal Birth Defects Research Part A. Left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) malformations, including aortic valve stenosis, coarctation of the aorta, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Shone complex and interrupted...


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