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). 

VigiLanz and Cincinnati Children's Commercialize Real-Time Acute Kidney Injury Tracking
News | Contrast Media | November 30, 2018
November 30, 2018 — VigiLanz and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center recently announced a collaboration that...
Videos | Congenital Heart | November 01, 2018
Example of GE Healthcare’s FetalHQ software for the ultrasound imaging of fetal hearts. The new tool runs on GE...
Cardiac Ultrasound Software Streamlines Fetal Heart Exams
Feature | Congenital Heart | October 30, 2018
October 30, 2018 — At 18 weeks, a baby’s heart is the size of an olive and beating about 150 times per minute.[1] The...
St. Louis Children's and Washington University Heart Center Perform Rare Infant Heart-Lung Transplant

Image courtesy of St. Louis Children's and Washington University Heart Center

News | Congenital Heart | September 25, 2018
September 25, 2018 — Five-month-old Jack Palmer is home with his family in Kansas City after undergoing an extremely...
Being Overweight May Change Young Adults' Heart Structure, Function
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | August 03, 2018
August 3, 2018 — Even as a young adult, being overweight may cause higher blood pressure and thicken heart muscle,...
High Intensity Exercise in Teenagers Could Ward Off Heart Disease

Ultrasound image of the carotid artery. Lines in yellow were used to determine arterial diameter and stretching before and following exercise.

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | July 16, 2018
July 16, 2018 — New research published in Experimental Physiology has indicated potential differences in heart health...
CHLA/USC Team Designs Novel Micropacemaker

Model of the human heart with microprocessor located in the pericardial sac and attached to the left ventricle. Graphic courtesy of Business Wire.

News | Pacemakers | June 29, 2018
June 28, 2018 — Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and the University of Southern California (USC...
Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 28, 2018
This is a demonstration of the the Philips TrueVue photo-realistic rendering and lighting source technology. This...
Wearable Defibrillators Effective for Children With Ventricular Heart Rhythm Disorders
News | Defibrillator Monitors | June 27, 2018
June 27, 2018 — Wearable cardioverter defibrillators may be a safe and effective alternative to surgically implanted...
New Research Explores Role of Gene Mutation in Congenital Heart Defects
News | Congenital Heart | June 18, 2018
June 18, 2018 — Heart defects are the most common type of birth defect, and can be caused by mutations in the gene CHD4...
Medtronic Shares Two-Year Harmony Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Results at SCAI 2018. #SCAI, #SCAI2018
News | Heart Valve Technology | May 11, 2018
May 11, 2018 — Medtronic plc announced two-year outcomes for the Harmony Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV) from its...
Global Study Examines Therapy for Patients with Single-Ventricle Cardiac Defect

Image courtesy of Hayek Medical

News | Congenital Heart | May 02, 2018
May 2, 2018 — Select adult patients born with a single functioning ventricle, and who have undergone a surgical...
Nemours Children's Health System Uses 3-D Printing to Deliver Personalized Care
News | Medical 3-D Printing | April 25, 2018
April 25, 2018 – Nemours Children’s Health System, a Florida-based health system with locations in six states,  is now...
Infant Heart Defects May Predict Late-Life Heart Problems in Birth Mother
News | Congenital Heart | April 12, 2018
April 12, 2018 — Women who give birth to infants with congenital heart defects may have an increased risk of...
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 ovale...