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2014-04-03 08:31:22

Seasoned Leader Brings More Than Three Decades of Experience to New Role PHILADELPHIA, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving and extending the lives of adults with congenital heart defects (CHD), announced today the appointment of Glenn R. Tringali as its new National Executive Director. Tringali comes to ACHA with more than three decades of extensive experience working with small,...

2014-03-31 12:28:59

U-M's Dr. Aimee Armstrong reports valve had low rates of narrowing, leakage, and other adverse events, during American College of Cardiology meeting ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first post-FDA approval study of a non-surgically implanted replacement pulmonary valve showed strong short- and mid-term results for the device in patients with certain congenital heart defects, according to research presented by a U-M pediatric interventional cardiologist...

2014-03-27 23:29:49

Flood Law Group issued a statement today explaining that they are now available to investigate potential legal claims on behalf of parents of children with heart-related birth defects who took Zoloft during their pregnancy. According to a study from the New England Journal of Medicine, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Zoloft have been linked to an increased risk of birth defects. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Flood Law Group today announced that they are now...

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...

2014-02-27 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...

2014-02-26 16:27:17

AMHERST, N.Y., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ONY, Inc., a pioneer in neonatal pharmaceutical development, has reached an agreement with Recordati Rare Diseases to co-promote NeoProfen(®) (ibuprofen lysine) Injection. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140226/CL72787LOGO ) NeoProfen® is indicated to close a clinically significant Patent Ductus Arteriosis (PDA) in premature infants weighing between 500 and 1500 grams, who are no more than 32 weeks gestational age when...

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...

2014-02-24 12:25:31

Variations as much as nine-fold in some cases, reinforces need for standardized practices to cut costs and improve quality, says new study ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Costs of care differ significantly across hospitals for children born with heart defects, according to new research led by a University of Michigan researcher. Congenital heart defects are known to be the most common birth defects, impacting nearly 1 in every 100 births. The cost of care...

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...

2014-02-05 08:30:39

ATLANTA, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a leading tissue processing and medical device company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that 2013 fourth quarter and year end financial results will be released on Thursday, February 20, 2014. On that day, the Company will hold a teleconference call and live webcast at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the results, followed by a question and answer session hosted by Steven G. Anderson,...


Latest congenital heart disease Reference Libraries

Echocardiogram
2013-07-29 11:11:00

An echocardiogram is a test that, much like an ultrasound, uses sound waves to create a moving image of the heart. The most common type of echocardiogram is performed transthoracic, meaning the image is taken through a probe against the chest. A TTE does not involve radiation and is a very safe procedure. A cardiac sonographer will put a gel on the patient's chest and move the transducer around different areas, including directly anterior to the breastbone, inferior and lateral to the right...

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