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 →

Eating more nutritious, plant-based foods is good for the heart at any age, according to new studies. In two separate studies analyzing different measures of consumption of healthy plant foods, researchers found that young adults and postmenopausal women had fewer heart attacks and were less likely to develop cardiovascular diseaseRead More →

The updated report on Congenital Heart Disease Market gives an accurate analysis of the value chain assessment for the review period 2021 to 2027. The research includes a comprehensive assessment of the administration of leading companies in the market and their income-generating business strategies adopted by them to conduct sustainableRead More →

Nutrient-rich millets can help meet the country’s burgeoning cardiovascular disease challenges, scientists have said. “Millet consumption can reduce total cholesterol, triacylglycerols (commonly called triglycerides) and BMI,” the scientists concluded after analyzing data from 19 studies, with nearly 900 people. The study was undertaken by five organizations led by the InternationalRead More →

Washington [US], Aug 21 (ANI): Cardiovascular genetic testing in children presents unique challenges, requiring pre- and post-test counseling with an individualized approach for families, ideally with the participation of a specialized interdisciplinary team, according to a new study by American Heart Association Researchers. The results are published in the journalRead More →

A recent study found that adding millet to your daily diet may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. The health-boosting properties of millets are great for heart health, and here’s everything you need to know about millets. The study Eating millets can lower total cholesterol, triacylglycerols (commonly knownRead More →

The consortium will seek to better screen and characterize the heart health of salmon by studying specific blood biomarkers that indicate the presence of cardiomyopathies such as heart and skeletal muscle inflammation (HSMI), cardiomyopathy syndrome (CMS), and disease. pancreas (PD). Assessing diseases with great precision is difficult with current diagnosticRead 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 →

MONDAY, May 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Lower socioeconomic quartile (SEQ), Hispanic ethnicity, and rural residence are associated with lower prenatal detection (PND) of congenital heart disease, particularly major artery transposition ( TGA), according to a study published online May 17 in Circulation. Anita Krishnan, MD, of the Children’s NationalRead More →

Drugs to control cholesterol (statins) should be continued, according to the ICMR. Are patients with heart disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure at increased risk for coronavirus infection? No, people with high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart disease are no more likely to get the infection than anyone else. AmongRead 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 →

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 →

Scientists examining the beating heart have solved a fundamental decades-old mystery about how the heart works. This revelation could herald the development of new treatments for heart disease, the leading cause of death worldwide. Researchers from Eastern Virginia Medical School, Florida State University and the University of Virginia have observedRead 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 →

As America continues to battle the effects of COVID-19, the 2020 fall college football season remains uncertain as players and even entire conferences have pulled out. Unfortunately for Georgia State first-year quarterback Mikele Colasurdo, the virus made that decision for him. >> Subscribe to Sports Spectrum Magazine for more storiesRead More →

Heart muscle becomes enlarged, thick, or stiff in cardiomyopathy, and in rare cases, muscle tissue is replaced with scar tissue. Credit: American Heart Association Genetic Testing and Counseling for Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases Can Help Patients and Their Families Make Informed Decisions About Managing Their Heart Health, According to “Genetic TestingRead 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 →