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2012-05-23 02:26:45

ATLANTA, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a leading medical device company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that it will participate in the upcoming 3rd Annual Benchmark Company, LLC One-on-One Investor Conference on Thursday, May 31, 2012 in Milwaukee. D. Ashley Lee, executive vice president, chief operating officer, and chief financial officer of CryoLife, Inc., will participate on behalf of the Company. This conference will allow...

2012-05-08 20:57:12

Echo study at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia shows improvements in children, young adults with single ventricle Sildenafil, also known as the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra, may give a boost to underdeveloped hearts in children and young adults with congenital heart defects. Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia report that sildenafil significantly improved echocardiographic measures of heart function in children and young adult survivors of single ventricle...

2012-05-08 10:26:13

-- Echo Study at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Shows Improvements in Children, Young Adults with Single Ventricle-- PHILADELPHIA, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sildenafil, also known as the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra, may give a boost to underdeveloped hearts in children and young adults with congenital heart defects. Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia report that sildenafil significantly improved echocardiographic measures of heart function...

2012-05-04 10:25:28

Multidisciplinary effort to save babies' hearts before birth brings families hope HOUSTON, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The team at Texas Children's Fetal Center, a national leader for treating fetal anomalies, has successfully completed two in-utero fetal cardiac interventions to treat hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a congenital heart defect that is one of the most complex heart defects to treat. The first center in the Southwest to create a program to treat this...

Newborns Should Be Screened For Heart Defects
2012-05-02 06:39:55

There is now overwhelming evidence that all babies should be offered screening for heart defects at birth, according to a major new study published online in The Lancet. Heart defects are the most common type of birth defects in the UK. Although newborns often show no visible signs of the condition, if not treated promptly it can be fatal. The research, led by a Queen Mary, University of London academic with a colleague from the University of Birmingham, shows that a non-invasive test...

2012-04-16 02:28:16

FAIRFIELD, N.J., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Victor F. Greco of Drums, PA, was awarded the 2012 UNICO National Marconi Science Award by UNICO National President Glenn Pettinato at a gala award ceremony during UNICO's Board of Directors meeting, Saturday, March 24th, 2012 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Dr. Greco, a general and thoracic surgeon, helped develop the Heart-Lung Machine, which allowed surgeons to break the last barrier that remained - the ability to operate on the heart, both on...

2012-04-12 02:38:36

ATLANTA, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a leading tissue processing and medical device Company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that 2012 first quarter financial results will be released on Thursday, April 26, 2012. 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...

2012-04-05 06:24:53

--In Large Multicenter Trial of Infants with Single-Ventricle Disease, Innate Patient Factors and Overall Morbidity Affect Neurodevelopment-- PHILADELPHIA, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the largest multicenter clinical trial of children undergoing early-stage surgery for single-ventricle heart defects, differences in intraoperative management did not significantly affect neurodevelopmental outcomes at 14 months of age. Instead, the strongest influences were innate patient...

2012-03-19 04:52:10

Loyola was major enroller in landmark clinical trial Loyola University Medical Center is one of the major enrollers in a landmark clinical trial that found that plugging a hole in the heart works no better than drugs in preventing strokes. The study is published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Loyola enrolled 24 patients, one of the highest patient enrolments in the multicenter trial, and more than any other Chicago-area hospital. Principal investigators at the Loyola site are...

2012-03-16 16:47:28

Poor dental hygiene behaviours in patients with congenital heart disease are increasing their risk of endocarditis. Teens with congenital heart disease floss, brush and visit the dentist less than their peers. But they have healthier behaviours when it comes to alcohol, cigarettes and illicit drugs. Adults with single ventricle physiology (a type of congenital heart disease) also have poorer dental hygiene practices than their peers despite having better health behaviours overall. The...


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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