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2011-02-01 02:02:41

When the body can't distinguish its right side from its left during development, a child can develop a condition called heterotaxy in which the heart is severely malformed, leading to congenital heart disease. To improve survival in these children, researchers at Yale School of Medicine sought to identify the genes that cause heterotaxy. They have shown in a new study that patients with heterotaxy have considerably more copy number variations (CNVs) on their genomes than do control patients....

2010-12-02 00:00:39

Saving Little Hearts Sells Calendars for Children with Congenital Heart Defects Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) December 1, 2010 Bring in the New Year with a calendar benefiting the approximate 40,000 children born with congenital heart defects each year! Just in time for 2011, non-profit philanthropic organization, Saving Little Hearts announced today its 7th annual calendar fundraiser. Each 2011 calendar will be available for $20 plus shipping and handling and will feature hundreds of children who...

2010-11-22 15:00:00

DALLAS, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. death rate from congenital heart defects dropped 24 percent from 1999 to 2006 among children and adults, according to research reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100222/AHSALOGO) A congenital heart defect was the underlying cause of 27,960 deaths -- an age-standardized rate of 1.2 deaths per 100,000 people -- based on data from death certificates. In a...

2010-11-17 17:13:54

Research from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) shows that children with severe congenital heart defects have twice the risk of anxiety at 18 months of age compared to healthy children. Children with mild and moderate heart defects, on the other hand, did not show an increased risk of anxiety. "These findings suggest that children with severe forms of congenital heart defects are prone to emotional problems at a very young age. The increased risk of anxiety could be related to...

2010-11-16 19:38:23

American Heart Association Meeting report A less invasive procedure for treating a congenital heart defect in children is a safe alternative to traditional surgery with no five-year difference in risk of death and is associated with a 62 percent reduced risk for neurological events (such as strokes or seizures), according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2010. In a study of 580 children with secundum atrial septal defect (ASD), researchers evaluated...

2010-11-09 07:34:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), an implantable biological medical device and cardiovascular tissue processing company, announced today that it will participate in the Lazard Capital Markets 7th Annual Healthcare Conference at The St. Regis Hotel in New York City. Steven G. Anderson, president and CEO of CryoLife, Inc., will present a corporate overview on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 4:10 p.m., Eastern Time. CryoLife's live presentation may...

2010-11-08 15:52:00

GAINESVILLE, Va., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- We are excited to announce that over the next six months Madison Taylor Real Estate will be donating 1/3 of all commissions to the Children's Hospital Foundation. In 2004, we discovered our daughter Madison had a heart defect called Atrial Septal Defect (ASD). We consulted with a local cardiologist who informed us our four-year-old daughter would require open-heart surgery to repair the defect. Thankfully, we sought a second opinion from...

2010-10-26 22:18:11

When prenatal diagnosis detects the severe heart defect hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) in a fetus, a comprehensive prenatal evaluation is important to provide parents an accurate prognosis. In HLHS, one of the heart's pumping chambers is severely underdeveloped. However, say researchers, in two-thirds of cases, reconstructive surgery affords the infant an excellent chance of early survival. Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia report on five years of experience at...

2010-10-26 07:45:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When prenatal diagnosis detects the severe heart defect hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) in a fetus, a comprehensive prenatal evaluation is important to provide parents an accurate prognosis. In HLHS, one of the heart's pumping chambers is severely underdeveloped. However, say researchers, in two-thirds of cases, reconstructive surgery affords the infant an excellent chance of early survival. Researchers from The Children's Hospital...

2010-10-12 07:34:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 cardiovascular surgeons and cardiologists from 25 countries are scheduled to attend the third annual global Ross Summit, a two-day surgical congress focused on the Ross Procedure. Filled with a number of point-counterpoint discussions, the forum will feature the presentation of much new data about the Ross Procedure and interactive discussions among many of the world's elite cardiovascular surgeons and cardiologists regarding survival,...


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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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