Quantcast
Last updated on April 17, 2014 at 1:21 EDT

Latest congenital heart disease Stories

2011-09-23 18:11:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has added Critical Congenital Heart Defects (CCHD) screening using motion-tolerant pulse oximetry as a national newborn screening standard. In addition, the largest UK study of pulse oximetry screening for CHD detection, published online in the Lancet (appearing in the November 2011 print edition), demonstrates that when Masimo...

2011-09-08 17:06:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Children's Heart Foundation (ICHF) announced today that they will be expanding and nationalizing their program in the Dominican Republic to include Santo Domingo beginning September 2011. ICHF is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing lifesaving surgical care to children with congenital heart disease throughout the developing world. ICHF, which already serves the Dr. Arturo Grullon Regional Children's...

2011-08-26 13:05:20

Babies and toddlers with congenital heart disease are at an increased risk of having harmful toxins in their blood, particularly following surgery, according to research by a team at Imperial College London. The study, published today in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, found that children with high levels of toxins from gut bacteria in their blood are likely to take longer to recover from surgery and spend more time in intensive care. The researchers say...

2011-08-24 03:07:00

JENA, Germany, August 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Occlutech, a leading European developer of medical implants treating structural heart disease such as PFO, ASD and LAA today announced the closing of a 15 million Euro investment into Occlutech. The investment was lead by Hong Kong based Interlink Investments Ltd. and subscribed by investors as well as Occlutech distribution partners from Japan, Switzerland, Ireland, Austria and Turkey. Tor Peters, CEO, said in a statement;...

2011-08-19 08:21:00

Pediatric Heart Network sites to focus on improving outcomes for babies born with congenital heart disease ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center has been selected as a new Pediatric Heart Network core site for clinical research. Created and funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, the Pediatric Heart Network is a cooperative network of pediatric cardiovascular...

2011-08-17 07:00:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that University of Muenster in Germany has successfully bridged its first patient to transplant with the Total Artificial Heart after 89 days of support. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110817/LA53549) On Jan. 14, 60-year-old Jan Detert was admitted to University of Muenster as an emergency heart attack case...

2011-08-11 06:40:02

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A quick, non-invasive test that measures blood oxygen levels in newborns detects more cases of life-threatening congenital heart defects than current standard approaches and should be adopted into the routine assessment of all newborns before discharge from hospital, according to this study. Congenital heart defects are one of the leading causes of deaths in infants in the developed world. Current screening techniques involving a mid-trimester ultrasound scan and a...

2011-07-20 07:34:00

ATLANTA, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a leading tissue processing and medical device Company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that 2011 second quarter financial results will be released on Thursday, July 28, 2011. 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, president and chief executive...

2011-07-18 08:19:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Children's Heart Foundation (ICHF), a non-profit organization headquartered in the United States and dedicated to providing lifesaving surgical care to children with congenital heart disease throughout the developing world, reacted today to news of the recently signed agreement between the Ibn Al-Bitar Specialized Center for Cardiac Surgery in Baghdad and the Hotel-Dieu De France Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon. The...

2011-07-07 07:34:00

ATLANTA, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a leading tissue processing and medical device Company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today a $3.5 million equity investment in ValveXchange® Inc. ValveXchange is a private medical device company that was spun-off out of Cleveland Clinic to develop a lifetime heart valve replacement technology platform featuring exchangeable bioprosthetic leaflets. Under the agreement, CryoLife will...


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...

More Articles (1 articles) »