When echocardiography results are unclear, fetal cardiovascular MRI (CMR) can provide valuable information about congenital heart defects, leading to changes in treatment or management decisions in more than 80% of cases, reports a new study. Not only could this imaging information be used to augment treatment for infants, a teamRead More →

The United States Food and Drug Administration has approved the Harmony Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve System, the first non-surgical heart valve to treat pediatric and adult patients with congenital heart defects, which affect approximately 40,000 babies each year.1 The device is intended to improve blood flow to the lungs without requiringRead More →

Previous research on risk factors for obstructive heart defects (OHD) has focused on maternal and infant genetic variants, prenatal environmental exposures, and their potential interacting effects. Less is known about the role of paternal genetic variants or environmental exposures and the risk of OHD. We examined the effects of originalRead More →

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A nurse at Riley Hospital for Children uses her journey with congenital heart defects to build special relationships with families. Sarah Crider was born with several congenital heart defects. She had surgery when she was a baby and again last year. Diagnoses like hers occur in oneRead More →

February 16, 2021 – In recognition of Global Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week (CHD), HD Medical Inc. announced that it has screened more than 50,000 children for congenital heart disease using HD Steth, a stethoscope compatible with ECG and artificial intelligence (AI). These screenings have been carried out in severalRead More →

February 13, 2021 2 minutes to read Source / Disclosures Published by: Disclosures: Elkind and Slawin do not report any relevant financial disclosures. ADD A SUBJECT TO E-MAIL ALERTS Receive an email when new articles are posted on Please provide your email address to receive an email when new articlesRead More →

In collaboration with the University of Central Florida and the Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital, the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University professor Mechanical Engineering Dr Eduardo Divo and Ph.D. Student Arka Das conducts research aimed at saving the lives of children born with only one functioning cardiac ventricle, a condition that deprives themRead More →

Image: The Amplatzer Piccolo Occluder PDA closure device (Photo courtesy of Abbott) Minimally invasive pea-sized transcatheter implant shuts off ductus arteriosus (PDA) in premature infants. The Amplatzer Piccolo Occluder from Abbott (Abbott Park, IL, USA) is a PDA closure device made of a self-expanding single-layer nickel-titanium wire mesh. The obturatorRead More →

More than 90% of babies born with heart defects survive to adulthood. As a result, there are now more adults living with congenital heart disease than children. These adults suffer from a chronic illness that lasts a lifetime and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has published advice on howRead More →

Originally posted on the blog of Union of concerned scientists.through Taryn MacKinney, Researcher investigator When Scientists from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concluded that chemical trichlorethylene (TCE) causes fetal heart defects, even at low doses, White House officials say exceeded their conclusions – a blatant example of political interference inRead More →

Parental alcohol use linked to increased risk of congenital heart disease. According to a study published today (October 2, 2019) in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiologya journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Drinking alcohol three months before pregnancy or during the first trimester was associated with anRead More →

Mothers living near more intense oil and gas developmental activities are 40-70% more likely to have children with congenital heart defects, according to a new study by researchers at the Colorado School (CHD ) than those living in areas of less intense activity. of Public Health. “We observed that moreRead More →

© iStock/wildpixel Health Europa presents recent research on the long-term effects of congenital heart defects on infants and their mothers. Congenital heart defects – which include Ebstein’s anomaly, aortic valve stenosis and tricuspid atresia – are the most common birth conditions and affect around 1% of all newborn babies. Fortunately,Read More →

(HealthDay)—People with adult-onset congenital heart disease of lesser complexity have a higher burden of adverse cardiovascular events than the general population, independent of conventional cardiovascular risk factors, according to a study published Feb. 28 in Traffic. Priyanka Saha of Stanford University School of Medicine in California and colleagues attempted toRead More →

The most common birth defects are congenital heart defects (CHD). These abnormalities occur when there is an inability of the heart or its major blood vessels to form properly during embryonic and/or fetal growth and development. They can range from simple holes in the cardiac septum, or narrow valves, toRead More →

Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most commonly seen defect that babies are born with. They exist at birth, having appeared during embryonic and/or fetal growth and development. There are many different types of recognized CHDs, ranging from simple to more complex defects. Examples of simple defects include holes inRead More →

Rising temperatures resulting from global climate change could increase the number of infants born with congenital heart defects (CHDs) in the United States over the next two decades and could result in up to 7,000 additional cases over an 11-year period in eight representative states (Arkansas, Texas, California, Iowa, NorthRead More →

A congenital heart defect (CHD) is the most common form of congenital heart disease. It is also one of the most common and potentially serious birth defects. Coronary artery disease is a difference in the structure of the heart or a major artery. A person is born with it, andRead More →

Echocardiographic evaluation of a group of Brazilian babies with Zika-related birth defects revealed three times the expected rate of congenital heart disease (CHD), but only one baby showed symptoms and most had minor septal defects that did not appear. were not hemodynamically significant. The study is the first time coronaryRead More →

By Robert Preidt health day reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children born with heart defects often do worse in school than their peers, according to a new study. Researchers led by Dr. Matthew Oster of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta analyzed end-of-year test scores for third-graders in NorthRead More →