Latest congenital heart disease Stories
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.
Said Judah Hertz, founder and CEO of the Hertz Investment Group: â€œResearchers 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.
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.
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.
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.
Sildenafil, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, has another possible useâ€”helping children and young adults with congenital heart disease to better tolerate exercise.
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.
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...
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.
Maternal cigarette smoking in the first trimester was associated with a 20 to 70 percent greater likelihood that a baby would be born with certain types of congenital heart defects.
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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