Latest congenital heart disease Stories
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have identified a finely tuned mechanism by which fetal heart muscle develops into a healthy and fully formed beating heart—offering new insight into the genetic causes of congenital heart disease and opening the door to one day developing therapies to fight this chronic and potentially fatal disorder.
SynCardia Total Artificial Heart was the “Perfect Solution” for Near-Death Patient with Ventricular Septal Defect Tucson, Ariz.
More than one baby in every 50 is born with a birth defect (congenital anomaly).
Adults with congenital heart disease and implanted cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) often have a high level of fear and anxiety about the device delivering a shock during sex — resulting in sexual performance problems.
More costly surgical procedures for adult congenital heart patients is associated with higher rates of inpatient death compared to surgical admissions that incur lower costs.
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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