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 →

Sara’s nephew and Wendy’s son, Benny, painted this image of a hanging heart in the author’s home. Benny Tsabba/Wendy Wolfson for NPR hide caption toggle caption Benny Tsabba/Wendy Wolfson for NPR Sara’s nephew and Wendy’s son, Benny, painted this image of a hanging heart in the author’s home. Benny Tsabba/WendyRead 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 →

According to research carried out in Journal of the American Heart Associationthe open access journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Health professionals know that mental health problems in parents can lead to long-term cognitive, health and behavioral problems in their children. The researchers looked at published data fromRead More →

According to recent data from Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Data regarding causes of late postoperative death in patients with congenital heart defects could improve clinical management during follow-up. Therefore, Alireza Raissadati, MD, of the Children and Adolescents Hospital at the University of Helsinki Central Hospital in Finland,Read 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 →