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2011-04-27 14:16:00

Program open to all families with a child born with a single ventricle heart defect PHILADELPHIA, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the United States each year more than 3,000 infants are born with a form of single ventricle heart defect. A single ventricle defect occurs when one of the heart's ventricles is too small or under-developed to pump blood effectively to the body or lungs. Less than forty years ago, single ventricle heart defects were fatal. Today, with early...

2011-04-25 07:34:00

ATLANTA, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), an implantable biological medical device and cardiovascular tissue processing company, today announced that its BioGlue Surgical Adhesive has launched in Japan and is expected to be available in hospitals by late May 2011. BioGlue received Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) for use in the repair of aortic dissections in September 2010. Prior to distribution, MHLW completed a...

2011-04-21 00:00:29

Said Judah Hertz, founder and CEO of the Hertz Investment Group: "Researchers at ACHDC are now expanding their mission to develop prosthetic materials and mechanical devices that will further prolong and enrich the lives of the individuals they have saved." Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) April 20, 2011 The Hertz Family Foundation of Santa Monica, California has announced a major medical research and technology grant to the University of California at Los Angeles. The $385,000 grant will be paid...

2011-04-18 16:04:00

ATLANTA, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), an implantable biological medical device and cardiovascular tissue processing company, announced today that 2011 first quarter financial results will be released on Thursday, April 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 officer...

2011-04-18 14:28:33

New study suggests preventive strategies needed to reduce ethnic-racial disparities Non-Hispanic black infants born with heart defects are more likely to die within the first five years of life than their non-Hispanic white and Hispanic peers. For certain types of congenital heart abnormalities, Hispanic children as well as non-Hispanic black children fare worse than non-Hispanic white children. These findings, detailed in a new study by researchers at the University of South Florida, Texas...

2011-03-31 14:01:14

Roughly 15% of children suffer from migraines, and approximately one-third of these affected children have migraines with aura, a collection of symptoms that can include weakness, blind spots, and even hallucinations. Although the causes of migraines are unclear, a new study soon to be published in The Journal of Pediatrics suggests a connection between migraine headaches in children and a heart defect called patent foramen ovale, which affects 25% of people in the U.S. Dr. Rachel McCandless...

2011-03-10 18:25:34

Sildenafil, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, has another possible use"”helping children and young adults with congenital heart disease to better tolerate exercise. Sildenafil significantly improved measures of exercise performance during stress testing in patients with single-ventricle heart disease, according to researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. This study was published online on March 7 in the journal Circulation. It is the...

2011-03-10 10:23:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sildenafil, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, has another possible use -- helping children and young adults with congenital heart disease to better tolerate exercise. Sildenafil significantly improved measures of exercise performance during stress testing in patients with single-ventricle heart disease, according to researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. This study was published...

2011-03-04 10:33:00

JENA, Germany, March 4, 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 Stockholm, Sweden in the on-going patent litigation with AGA Medical -St Jude Medical. In the ruling by Stockholms tingsratt , the district court of Stockholm, the court does not see any basis for AGA-St Jude's claim that the Occlutech ASD and PFO...

2011-02-28 22:24:28

Doctors should transition their patients from pediatric to adult medical care for congenital heart disease during early adolescence, experts recommend in a scientific statement published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. "It's not as simple as getting the name of a new doctor and going to see them when a patient turns 18," said Craig Sable, M.D., co-chair of the statement committee and director of echocardiography and cardiology fellowship training at Children's...


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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