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Latest congenital heart disease Stories

2012-01-19 14:25:00

SynCardia Total Artificial Heart was the “Perfect Solution” for Near-Death Patient with Ventricular Septal Defect Tucson, Ariz.

2011-12-14 10:20:27

More than one baby in every 50 is born with a birth defect (congenital anomaly).

2011-11-14 22:42:28

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.

2011-10-19 05:31:39

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.

2011-10-11 13:54:11

The US Secretary of Health recently supported a recommendation that all babies born in the US are to be screened for critical heart defects, before leaving hospital.


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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