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). 

The Medtronic Harmony Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV) System. It is first in the world non-surgical heart valve to treat pediatric and adult patients with a native or surgically-repaired right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) to stop severe pulmonary valve regurgitation caused by congenital heart disease.

The Medtronic Harmony Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV) System is is designed for patients without a conduit with RVOT malformations who require a correction to their structural malformation early in life and need a minimally invasive option to restore pulmonary valve function.
 

Feature | Structural Heart | March 26, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
March 26, 2021 — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the Medtronic Harmony Transcatheter...
Neonates and young pediatric patients with congenital heart disease have few options for implantable electrophysiology (EP) devices like pacemakers or ICDs.
News | Congenital Heart | March 24, 2021
March 24, 2021 — Congenital heart disease (CHD) affects six out of 1,000 babies born in the U.S. each year and is often...
University of Minnesota researchers used a hybrid of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine to create heart valves that can grow with the recipient. When implanted in lambs, researchers showed that the tri-tube valves worked better than current animal-derived valves with almost none of the calcification or blood clotting that the other valves showed. This can be implanted in pediatric patients with congenital heart diseas. Photo from Syedain, et al., Tranquillo Lab, University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota researchers used a hybrid of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine to create heart valves that can grow with the recipient. When implanted in lambs, researchers showed that the tri-tube valves worked better than current animal-derived valves with almost none of the calcification or blood clotting that the other valves showed. Photo from Syedain, et al., Tranquillo Lab, University of Minnesota

News | Heart Valve Technology | March 18, 2021
March 18, 2020 — A groundbreaking new study led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers from both the...
News | Congenital Heart | February 16, 2021
February 16, 2021 – In recognition of World Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) Awareness week, HD Medical Inc. announced it...
Flexible electronics have been developed to implant in patients to constantly monitor their cardiac condition.

Flexible electronics have been developed to implant in patients to constantly monitor their cardiac condition.

Feature | October 09, 2020 | Udi Nussinovitch M.D., Ph.D.
This is an overview of some of the biggest cardiology technology advances. These innovations are covered in more detail...
The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai is working with the Keck Medicine of USC heart surgery team to expand care for children and adults with congenital heart disease. An echocardiographer helps with cardiac ultrasound imaging in a hybrid OR during a congenital case using a Siemens SC2000 imaging system. Photo by Cedars-Sinai.

The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai is working with the Keck Medicine of USC heart surgery team to expand care for children and adults with congenital heart disease. An echocardiographer helps with cardiac ultrasound imaging in a hybrid OR during a congenital case using a Siemens SC2000 imaging system. Photo by Cedars-Sinai.

News | Congenital Heart | August 10, 2020
August 10, 2020 - The Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai is expanding...
Left, the Melody pulmonary valve was the first transcatheter valve to be approved by the FDA in the United States a decade ago. Right, the Harmony transcatheter valve is in trials and is designed to treat patients with RVOT anomalies who develop severe PR typically when a pervious repair fails. Both valves are used to treat congenital heart defects. #SCAI #SCAI2020

Left, the Melody pulmonary valve was the first transcatheter valve to be approved by the FDA in the United States a decade ago. Right, the Harmony transcatheter valve is in trials and is designed to treat patients with RVOT anomalies who develop severe PR typically when a pervious repair fails. Both valves are used to treat congenital heart defects.

News | Congenital Heart | May 21, 2020
May 21, 2020 — Two late-breaking clinical trials on trans catheter valves to treat congenital heart disease were...
SCAI Issues Position Statement on Adult Congenital Cardiac Interventional Training, Competencies and Organizational Recommendations. A congenital atrial septal defect closed using a transcatheter occluder, visualized on 3-D TEE ultrasound.

A congenital atrial septal defect closed using a transcatheter occluder, visualized on 3-D TEE ultrasound.

News | Congenital Heart | May 04, 2020
May 4, 2020 – The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has released a position statement on...
Videos | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 06, 2020
Karen Ordovas, M.D., MAS, professor of radiology and cardiology at the University of California San Francisco (UCFS)...
University of Arizona Leads Statewide Study of Congenital Heart Defects
News | Congenital Heart | October 24, 2019
October 24, 2019 — Investigators at the University of Arizona Steele Children's Research Center are leading a statewide...
Abbott Receives European CE Mark for Two Pediatric Heart Devices
News | Congenital Heart | September 20, 2019
September 20, 2019 – Abbott announced approvals in Europe for two of its pediatric devices — the Masters HP 15mm...
Max and Debra Ernst Heart Center Opening at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
News | Heart Failure | September 20, 2019
September 20, 2019 — The new Max and Debra Ernst Heart Center at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Mich., will open Sept....
Pediatricians Assess How to Personalize Hypertension Treatment in Children
News | Hypertension | July 29, 2019
July 29, 2019  — High blood pressure among children is on the rise and a lack of research about how to treat it has...
High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol in Young Adults Associated With Later Heart Disease
News | Congenital Heart | July 16, 2019
July 16, 2019 — Elevated blood pressure and cholesterol levels in young adulthood may lead to an increased risk of...
Researchers File Patent for Tiny Blood Flow Sensor

Image courtesy of Flinders University

News | Implantable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) | July 09, 2019
July 9, 2019 — South Australian researchers are developing a tiny fiber-optic sensor, which has the potential to change...