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2014-09-16 12:24:58

Peer-reviewed case report says implantation of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart restores "normal biventricular circulation" to a congenital patient with only one functioning ventricle. The male patient was bridged to a donor heart 61 days later. TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgeons at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia describe in a case report the first successful use of a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH-t) in a 13- year-old boy with failing Fontan...

2014-07-23 08:32:10

SEOUL, South Korea, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mezzion Pharma Co. Ltd., announced that it has initiated a clinical program to evaluate the use of udenafil to treat adolescents who have undergone the Fontan surgical palliation for single ventricle heart defects. The clinical program will follow protocols developed by a subcommittee made up of representatives of the Pediatric Heart Network (PHN), a multi-center clinical research network funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood...

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...

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...

2010-05-27 13:50:14

Pediatric Heart Network study is largest clinical trial of treatment of patients with congenital heart disease Infants born with a severely underdeveloped heart who undergo a newer surgical procedure are more likely to survive their first year and not require a heart transplant than those who have a more traditional surgical procedure, according to a report by researchers supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), which is part of the National Institutes of Health....

2009-11-18 15:07:01

Heart function significantly improved in children and young adults with single-ventricle congenital heart disease who have had the Fontan operation following treatment with sildenafil, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, say researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Single-ventricle defects are a collection of cardiac malformations that impair the heart's ability to pump blood. Examples include tricuspid atresia, pulmonary atresia/intact...

2009-11-17 15:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heart function significantly improved in children and young adults with single ventricle congenital heart disease who have had the Fontan operation following treatment with sildenafil, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, say researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Single ventricle defects are a collection of cardiac malformations that impair the heart's ability to pump blood. Examples...

2009-08-11 10:24:00

ATLANTA and PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, collaborating with pediatric cardiologists and surgeons at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, have developed a tool for virtual surgery that allows heart surgeons to view the predicted effects of different surgical approaches. By manipulating three-dimensional cardiac magnetic resonance images of a patient's specific anatomy, physicians can compare how alternative...

2009-02-10 09:21:33

Congenital heart defects account for five times more deaths annually than all childhood cancers combined. Alison Marsden, an assistant mechanical and aerospace engineering professor at the University of California at San Diego, has developed a unique set of computer modeling tools that are expected to enhance pediatric surgeons' ability to perform critical heart surgery on children. Marsden's work focuses on designing and using simulation tools to provide a way of testing new surgery designs...


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