Congenital Heart

This Congenital Heart Disease channel includes news and new technology to diagnose, treat and manage congenital heart disease. This includes transposed vessels, tetralogy of Fallot, pediatric cardiomyopathy, pulmonary heart valves, pulmonary atresia, patent foramen ovale (PFO),  atrial septal defect (ASD) and ventricular septal defect (VSD). 

FDA Approves Gore Cardioform Septal Occluder for PFO Closure Prevent Recurrent Ischemic Stroke
Technology | Structural Heart Occluders | April 03, 2018

April 3, 2018 — Following the unprecedented Gore REDUCE Clinical Study conclusion that closure of patent foramen...

Bariatric Surgery May Help Prevent Premature Heart Disease for Severely Obese Teens
News | Congenital Heart | March 30, 2018

March 30, 2018 — Bariatric surgery is predicted to cut in half the...

Videos | Congenital Heart | March 20, 2018

A discussion with Ami Bhatt, M.D., director of the adult...

Stem Cell Therapy May Offer Treatment for Rare Congenital Cardiac Defect
News | Congenital Heart | February 05, 2018

February 5, 2018 — Children's Hospital Los Angeles announced participation in the first-ever...

FDA Approves New Indication for NuMed CP Stent System
Technology | Stents Bare Metal | December 14, 2017

December 14, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced clearance for NuMed’s Cheatham Platinum (...

Videos | Advanced Visualization | December 07, 2017

Dianna Bardo M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3-D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children's Hospital,...

Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease at Birth Saves Lives
News | Congenital Heart | December 05, 2017

December 5, 2017 — Infant deaths from...

Dee Dee Wang runs Henry Ford Hospital's 3D printing lab for its complex structural heart cardiology program.

Dee Dee Wang, M.D., runs Henry Ford Hospital's 3-D printing lab that supports its complex structural heart program.

Feature | Medical 3-D Printing | October 13, 2017 | Dave Fornell

Three-dimensional (3-D) printed anatomic models created from a patient’s computed tomography (CT), magnetic...

Abbott Initiates U.S. Pivotal Study of Amplatzer Device for Patent Ductus Arteriosus
News | Congenital Heart | September 05, 2017

September 5, 2017 — Abbott announced it has initiated a U.S. pivotal clinical study evaluating the safety and...

AHA and ACC Publish New Data Dictionary for Ambulatory EHRs in Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology
News | Congenital Heart | July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017 — The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) recently published...

Italian Boy Becomes Youngest Patient Bridged to Transplant With SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

Andrei, 12, is the world’s youngest patient to be bridged to transplant with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart. He is pictured after his heart transplant with his surgeon, Antonio Amodeo, M.D., at Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital in Rome, Italy. Photo courtesy of Business Wire.

News | Congenital Heart | June 22, 2017

June 22, 2017 — A 12-year-old boy at Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital in Rome, Italy, has become the world’s...

wearable defibrillators prevent sudden cardiac death in pediatric patients
Feature | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017 — A new study shows that the use of a wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) is safe and effective...

pediatric cardiomyopathy, management, clinical outcomes, NIH study, Circulation Heart Failure, Children's Hospital of Michigan
News | Congenital Heart | April 04, 2017

April 4, 2017 — A multi-center study done in the United States and Canada may have global applicability for families...

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