Chhun Socheata from Cambodia said she found it difficult to breathe and was constantly tired. She even collapsed once while walking. The 7-year-old has been diagnosed with congenital heart disease and has been on medication for years. She could not get the corrective surgery she needed because the local hospitalRead More →

Heart defects occur in about one percent of babies and are called congenital heart defects (CHD). About half are benign, without major disruption of normal heart function. Along with the rest, the defect is severe enough to require treatment. About a quarter of these babies have critical coronary heart disease.Read More →

Through PTI NEW DELHI: Pharmaceutical company Abbott announced on Tuesday that it has launched a medical device in India that can be implanted in premature babies and newborns with congenital heart defects. The company launched Amplatzer Piccolo Occluder in India. This medical device can be implanted in the smallest babiesRead More →

First and only minimally invasive transcatheter treatment specifically approved for premature babies with a leaky duct Abbott, the global healthcare company, launched its Amplatzer Piccolo ™ Occluder in India, the world’s first medical device that can be implanted in the smallest babies (weighing as little as 700g) using a minimallyRead More →

In animal models, mothers deficient in iron had a significantly increased risk of having offspring with congenital heart disease (CHD). A team of researchers from the University of Oxford, funded by the British Heart Foundation, has identified a brand new risk factor for congenital heart disease (CHD). Using an animalRead More →