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2012-02-02 04:00:00

Celebrate the Smallest Hearts in February Philadelphia, Pa. (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 Every year, more than a million children worldwide are born with congenital heart disease (CHD), and for over 90 years, physician-scientists at The Children´s Hospital of Philadelphia have pioneered treatments for these children. The many children, teenagers and young adults, who are now breaking new ground as survivors of heart defects that were once lethal in infancy, are inspiring examples of the...

2011-05-05 07:27:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire)"”Researchers say doctors should consider using catheterization as a treatment tool for children with heart defects. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), at least one-half million children in the U.S. suffer from some form of cardiac problem. Researchers now say catheterization should be considered as an option for some of these pediatric patients. A catheter is a flexible tube inserted through a narrow opening into a blood vessel. It can be used to...

2011-02-14 09:29:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than one million children and adults in the U.S. are living today with congenital heart defects and are an incredible example of the power of the advances in surgical and medical care and research efforts. As a family member or friend of a child or adult with a congenital heart defect (CHD), you have an incredible story to share. The Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia celebrates Congenital Heart Disease...

2007-06-29 12:05:26

Shawnee Mission Medical Center will showcase a procedure that can repair a hole in the heart without invasive surgery in a live Webcast on www.OR-Live.com July 12, 6:30 PM EDT. Cardiologist Paul H. Kramer, MD, of Kramer & Crouse Cardiology, will use a closure device to seal a congenital hole in the heart, a condition also known as patent foramen ovale (PFO), without open-heart surgery. Kramer is a national leader in the innovation of this procedure and was the first cardiologist in the...

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