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2014-02-24 12:25:31

Variations as much as nine-fold in some cases, reinforces need for standardized practices to cut costs and improve quality, says new study ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Costs of care differ significantly across hospitals for children born with heart defects, according to new research led by a University of Michigan researcher. Congenital heart defects are known to be the most common birth defects, impacting nearly 1 in every 100 births. The cost of care...

2014-02-14 23:02:37

Dr. Nilas Young, World of Children Award Honoree, is on a mission to ensure every child has access to life-saving cardiac care. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 Every year, 1.3 million babies are born with a congenital heart defect, the most common birth defect in the world. However, nearly 90% of the world’s children lack access to life-saving heart care. Fortunately, heroes like Dr. Nilas Young, recipient of the 2012 World of Children Health Award, are ensuring more...

2014-02-05 08:30:39

ATLANTA, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a leading tissue processing and medical device company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that 2013 fourth quarter and year end financial results will be released on Thursday, February 20, 2014. 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,...

2014-01-10 08:24:18

SEOUL, Korea, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mezzion Pharma Co. Ltd., announced that it has signed an agreement with New England Research Institutes, Inc., who are authorized by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-supported Pediatric Heart Network (PHN) to manage and conduct clinical trials on its behalf. The clinical studies to be conducted under this agreement were developed by a subcommittee made up of representatives of the PHN. The studies will be funded by a grant...

Bio-inspired Glue May Improve How Surgeons Treat Congenital Heart Defects And Other Heart Problems
2014-01-09 10:43:36

Brigham and Women's Hospital When a child is born with a heart defect such as a hole in the heart, the highly invasive therapies are challenging due to an inability to quickly and safely secure devices inside the heart. Sutures take too much time to stitch and can cause stress on fragile heart tissue, and currently available clinical adhesives are either too toxic or tend to lose their sticking power in the presence of blood or under dynamic conditions, such as in a beating heart....

2013-12-02 21:27:04

Approximately one percent of all newborns in Switzerland are diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, roughly half of them require open heart surgery. Most children, including those with the most severe heart defects, survive because of the significant advancements in surgical techniques. Therefore, the current research focuses less on survival than on long-term consequences and quality of life of these children. Aside from cardiac complications, developmental problems may emerge after a...

2013-12-02 21:22:50

Approximately one percent of all newborns in Switzerland are diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, roughly half of them require open heart surgery. Most children, including those with the most severe heart defects, survive because of the significant advancements in surgical techniques. Therefore, the current research focuses less on survival than on long-term consequences and quality of life of these children. Aside from cardiac complications, developmental problems may emerge after a...

2013-11-19 23:35:06

CafeGive celebrates #GivingTuesday with a social media-powered holiday card that raises funds for The Children’s Heart Foundation. (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 The countdown to the newest and biggest day of giving is underway. With only two weeks left until #GivingTuesday2013, thousands of organizations around the world are gearing up to give back. GivingTuesday is a new movement that unites businesses, nonprofits, and community organizations in collaborating to create real change in...

2013-11-18 23:01:31

CafeGive celebrates #GivingTuesday with a social media-powered holiday card that raises funds for Children’s Heart Foundation. (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 The countdown to the newest and biggest day of giving is underway. With only two weeks left until #GivingTuesday2013, thousands of organizations around the world are gearing up to give back. GivingTuesday is a new movement that unites businesses, nonprofits, and community organizations in collaborating to create real change in their...


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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