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). 

News | Congenital Heart

May 2, 2022 – Inside embryonic cells, specific proteins control the rate at which genetic information is transcribed ...

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News | Heart Valve Technology

April 27, 2022 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Class I recall for the Medtronic Harmony deliv ...

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News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound

April 20, 2022 –  Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) and colleagues have tested ...

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News | Sudden Cardiac Arrest

March 30, 2022 — Clinician-scientists in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai developed a clinical algorithm that ...

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 13, 2022 – People with a congenital heart defect who were hospitalized with COVID-19 infection were at higher risk ...

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February 21, 2022—Nearly 1 percent of all children are born with congenital heart disease—a range of potentially life ...

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February 15, 2022 – More than $625,000 in research grants devoted to congenital heart defects (CHD) were awarded today ...

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December 14, 2021 – The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) announces five awardees ...

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Videos | Structural Heart

Tom Jones, M.D., director, cardiac cath labs, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and principle investigator of the Medtronic ...

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Videos | Congenital Heart

Tom Jones, M.D., director, cardiac cath labs, Seattle Children’s Hospital, explains the importance of the heart team ...

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A comparison of color-flow Doppler cardiac ultrasound showing blood flow, and blood speckle tracking revealing a more detailed and complex understanding of the low. It shows the formation of a vortex that may play a role in future assessments for the efficiency of flow in the heart and vessels. #ASE21 #ASE2021 #Vectorflowimaging
Feature | Cardiac Imaging | By Dave Fornell, Editor

In the past several years, a few cardiac ultrasound vendors have developed new ways to image the intricate flow of ...

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Images or a digital twin mitral valve of a patient created from cardiac ultrasound that were used to perform a virtual surgical procedure to test how the intervention would impact the patient prior to actually performing the procedure. The right image shows color coding for sheer stresses on the valve leaflets before and after the virtual surgery. The right image shows the model quantitation of leaflet coaptation at peak systole prior to the the virtual surgery. Read the original article in Plos One https:/
Feature | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | By Dave Fornell, Editor

Outside of medicine, computer-generated virtual twins of real machines like cars or airplanes have been used in ...

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The Xeltis synthetic polymer restorative pulmonary valve is implanted surgically and acts as a scaffold for the patient's own cells to proliferate. The valve and conduit then bioresorbs over time, leaving behind a new valve made from the patient's own cells. The hope is this will reduce or eliminate the need for numerous repeat surgeries as a pediatric patient grows.
Feature | Heart Valve Technology

July 8, 2021 – Xeltis announced it started the first pivotal trial for a synthetic polymer restorative pulmonary valve ...

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