Teacher. Stephen Brown Photo: Supplied Free State University (UFS) pediatric heart specialist Professor Stephen Brown is leading a collaborative initiative to save the lives of children with heart defects in the Free State. This involves the UFS, the Mother and Child Academic Hospital (Macah) Foundation and the Discovery Fund. TheRead More →

A type of heart disorder that affects the heart or blood vessels. Sometimes the term “heart disease” is also used as a similar name for coronary artery disease. The most common heart disease is coronary artery disease in which the coronary arteries narrow or become blocked, it can lead toRead More →

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 →

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 →

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 â„¢ 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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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 →

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 →

February is American Heart Month. Implemented speak National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, American Heart Month is designed to raise awareness of heart issues and encourage everyone to adopt heart-healthy behaviors, such as healthy eating, blood pressure and cholesterol control, and exercise. Alexander (Sacha) Opotowskyassociate professor at Harvard Medical SchoolRead 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 →