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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...

2011-06-27 00:00:29

Over 200 children treated before they were born by CHOP's Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, and their families, gathered to celebrate 15 years of Hope. The reunion brings together a unique community of families who have shared similar struggles. Nearly all of the children in attendance were prenatally diagnosed with a birth defect that had potentially devastating outcomes. Babies diagnosed with these birth defects either underwent fetal surgery to treat the condition before birth or...

2011-06-26 18:01:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 1000 people gathered today to celebrate at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for the 15th Annual Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Fetal Family Reunion. The reunion brings together a unique community of families who have shared similar struggles. Nearly all of the children in attendance were prenatally diagnosed with a birth defect, like congenital diaphragmatic hernia, spina bifida, congenital heart disease or...

2011-06-17 10:54:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Children's Heart Foundation (ICHF) announced today that their founder and medical director, Dr. William Novick will be a keynote speaker and co-chair at the 7th Global Forum on Humanitarian Medicine in Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery in Geneva, Switzerland from June 20-22, 2011. ICHF is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing lifesaving surgical care to children with congenital heart disease throughout 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...

2011-06-06 20:17:52

American Heart Association Journal Report: Study Highlights:     * The size and pumping ability of the right side of the heart differs by age, gender and race/ethnicity, according to the first large imaging study of the right ventricle.    * Defining the right ventricular norms for different populations could aid in identifying abnormal right ventricle size and function.    * Abnormal right ventricle function may be a sign of conditions that...

2011-05-12 10:37:00

JENA, Germany, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Occlutech GmbH, a leading European developer of minimally invasive implants for the treatment of structural heart disease, today announced that it has received a favourable court ruling from the German Supreme Court, (BGH), in Karlsruhe, Gerrmany in patent litigation initiated by AGA Medical Inc., now part of St. Jude Medical Inc. In the ruling by the BGH, the court does not see any basis for AGA / St. Jude's claim that the Occlutech ASD...


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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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