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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.

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.

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2011-02-28 12:13:19

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.

2011-02-19 00:00:39

Heal My Brave Congenital Heart- It’s My Heart Announcement.

2011-02-16 15:41:59

Ebstein's anomaly is a rare congenital valvular heart disease.

2011-02-14 09:29:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than one million children and adults in the U.S. are living today with congenital heart defects and are an incredible example of the power of the advances in surgical and medical care and research efforts.

2011-02-09 13:23:52

For the one in 200 adults in Western societies born with congenital heart disease, adult survivors face a lifelong process of medical interactions.

2011-02-07 08:05:00

Survey finds most hospitals, birthing centers do not routinely screen for congenital heart defects CROMWELL, Conn., Feb.

2011-02-04 15:30:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pediatric cardiology researchers and clinicians gather this week in Scottsdale, Ariz. for Cardiology 2011, the 15th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, sponsored by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


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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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