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2011-05-05 08:00:00

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mount Sinai Medical Center is South Florida's leader in the treatment of heart disease, the nation's leading cause of death. Over the past two years, Mount Sinai has continued to develop innovative partnerships and programs that enhance the outstanding level of quality care provided by doctors at Mount Sinai. A partnership with New York's elite, Ivy-League Columbia University, The Mount Sinai Heart Institute is pleased to announce...

2011-02-09 13:23:52

Latest issue of Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases explores advancements and potential hazards For the one in 200 adults in Western societies born with congenital heart disease, adult survivors face a lifelong process of medical interactions. Treatments received during neonatal, childhood, and adolescent years affect future adult events. In the January/February issue of Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases ten articles explore our current understanding of adult congenital heart disease (ACHD)...

2010-11-22 15:00:00

DALLAS, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. death rate from congenital heart defects dropped 24 percent from 1999 to 2006 among children and adults, according to research reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100222/AHSALOGO) A congenital heart defect was the underlying cause of 27,960 deaths -- an age-standardized rate of 1.2 deaths per 100,000 people -- based on data from death certificates. In a...

2006-04-26 03:15:00

LONDON -- Care for adults in Europe born with congenital heart disease needs to be improved because there are not enough specialists and an increasing number of patients, according to a study released on Wednesday. The Euro Heart Survey on Adult Congenital Heart Disease, conducted by researchers from Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland, analysed care for congenital heart disease sufferers from data provided by 71 centers. "There is much room for improvement," said Dr Philip...

2006-04-25 18:16:29

LONDON (Reuters) - Care for adults in Europe born with congenital heart disease needs to be improved because there are not enough specialists and an increasing number of patients, according to a poll released on Wednesday. The Euro Heart Survey on Adult Congenital Heart Disease, conducted by researchers from Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland, analyzed care for congenital heart disease sufferers from data provided by 71 centers across Europe. "We can definitely say...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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