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2010-10-26 22:18:11

When prenatal diagnosis detects the severe heart defect hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) in a fetus, a comprehensive prenatal evaluation is important to provide parents an accurate prognosis. In HLHS, one of the heart's pumping chambers is severely underdeveloped. However, say researchers, in two-thirds of cases, reconstructive surgery affords the infant an excellent chance of early survival. Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia report on five years of experience at...

2010-05-27 14:38:45

Was largest clinical trial to compare surgical treatments for congenital heart disease Pediatric researchers report that a recently introduced surgical procedure offers infants with severely underdeveloped hearts a better chance at surviving during their first year of life, in comparison to the standard surgery. Heart surgeons from 15 centers in the federally sponsored Pediatric Heart Network studied the outcomes in 549 newborns who received a complex series of surgeries for hypoplastic left...

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....

2009-11-16 07:47:56

Infants born with a severely underdeveloped heart are more likely to survive to their first birthday when treated with a new shunt procedure "” yet it may not be the safest surgery long term, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2009. Babies born with a critically underdeveloped left side of their hearts require three surgeries to correct the problem. A portion of the first operation, the Norwood Procedure, includes a connection to...

2006-01-30 16:28:48

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An infant, named Grace, who underwent the world's first heart "stent" procedure in the womb was discharged to go home on Friday, according to a press release from Children's Hospital Boston, the center where the landmark operation took place. The stent was placed in the developing fetus at 30 weeks of pregnancy on November 7, 2005 to treat a heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). She was born January 10 and...


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