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2013-04-09 08:30:34

ATLANTA, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a leading tissue processing and medical device company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that 2013 first quarter financial results will be released on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. 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...

2013-03-11 16:26:22

Supports investigation into "knifeless" surgery for pediatric heart defect ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hartwell Foundation, of Memphis, TN, awarded three University of Michigan researchers with a three-year, $884,165 grant for their investigation into "knifeless" surgery for the treatment of the pediatric heart defect, hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). "Support for clinical translation of this exciting innovation was possible because...

2013-03-11 10:31:26

The belief among medical professionals in the 1950s that the mortality rate for type A acute aortic dissection during the initial 24 hours was one to two percent per hour appears to hold true in the contemporary era of treatment, based on a review of the large-scale IRAD registry being presented March 9 at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions. "In the 1950s, the medical literature suggested that the mortality rate for type A acute aortic dissection was one percent...

2013-02-19 12:31:02

--CHOP Cardiology Researchers Analyze Poor Growth in Children with Congenital Heart Disease-- PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The poor growth seen in children born with complex heart defects may result from factors beyond deficient nutrition. A new study by pediatric researchers suggests that abnormalities in overall growth regulation play a role. "When compared with their healthy peers, children with congenital heart disease have impaired growth, as measured in...

2013-02-05 16:24:17

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Advances in pediatric cardiology and heart surgery have allowed children born with heart defects to grow into adulthood. A Memphis, Tenn., mom is a testament to the importance of pediatric specialists continuing to care for these adults and their complex hearts. Ashley Batchelor, 32, was born with Tetralogy of Fallot and had open heart surgery soon after birth. She underwent another operation at age 5 to receive a donor pulmonary valve...

2013-02-01 12:23:35

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The smallest hearts can have some of the biggest problems, as one in 120 babies is born each year with a heart defect. Today, many teenagers and young adults are breaking new ground as survivors of heart defects that were once lethal in infancy. These survivors are inspiring examples of the advances in cardiology research and care, with many treatments and procedures pioneered at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. (Photo:...

2013-01-31 08:30:28

ATLANTA, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a leading tissue processing and medical device company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that 2012 fourth quarter and year end financial results will be released on Thursday, February 14, 2013. 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...

2013-01-08 12:21:58

Birth Defect Research for Children Asking Public to Sign Petition for Research Center ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Birth Defect Research for Children (BDRC) has been tracking the increased incidence of birth defects and developmental disabilities among children of U.S. military veterans since 1990, and is asking the public for help in garnering support for a Children's Research Center to study the phenomena. BDRC started a petition to the Veteran's...

2012-11-06 12:26:54

New "staged left ventricle recruitment," or SLVR, approach could revolutionize treatment of severe form of congenital heart defect BOSTON, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using a combination of surgical procedures developed over the last 11 years, surgeons at Boston Children's Hospital have established a new approach for rebuilding the heart in children born with a severe heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). This "staged left ventricle recruitment" (SLVR)...

New 3-D Stress Map Of Developing Embryonic Heart Shows Why Defects Form
2012-10-31 13:02:49

Optical Society of America Forces inside the beating heart of a human embryo help determine health of a baby's heart: New 3-D images map these important forces As a human fetus develops, its heart has to keep pace with the new body's ever-growing demands. Much of this is controlled by following genetic blueprints, but the embryonic heart also matures in response to the intense stresses of pumping blood. For the first time, researchers have been able to visualize in 3-D the stresses...


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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