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Latest congenital heart disease Stories

2012-06-27 14:22:59

Scientists now have clues to how a gene mutation discovered in families affected with congenital heart disease leads to underdevelopment of the walls that separate the heart into four chambers. A Nationwide Children's Hospital study appearing in PLoS Genetics suggests that abnormal development of heart cells during embryogenesis may be to blame. When babies are born with a hole in their heart (either between the upper or lower chambers), they have a septal defect, the most common form of...

2012-06-01 23:03:46

World-renowned Professionals Connect with Families July 6 — 10th in Orlando to Discuss Cutting-edge Trends & Treatments Matawan, NJ (PRWEB) June 01, 2012 The International 22q11.2 Foundation Inc., an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people affected by chromosome 22q11.2 abnormalities through family and professional partnerships, is acting as the lead sponsor for The 8th Biennial International 22q11.2DS Conference in Orlando, FL,USA from July 6 -10th....

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...


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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