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). 

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 risk of premature heart disease and stroke in teens...
Videos | Congenital Heart | March 20, 2018
A discussion with Ami Bhatt, M.D., director of the adult congenital heart program and outpatient cardiology,...
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 clinical trial using stem...
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 (CP)...
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 critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) decreased more than 33 percent in eight...
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 resonance...
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...
New Multi-Center Research Effort to Focus on Early Life Origins of Heart Health
News | Congenital Heart | June 23, 2017
June 23, 2017 — Heart health in children will be the focus of three closely synergistic research projects and an...
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 youngest...
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 in...
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...
Echopixel, True 3D Viewer, interactive virtual reality, pediatric surgery, increased clinical adoption
News | Advanced Visualization | March 21, 2017
March 21, 2017 — EchoPixel recently announced progress in the clinical adoption of its True 3D virtual reality software...
Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve, FDA expands indication, Melody for use in replacing failed surgical valves
Technology | Heart Valve Technology | March 14, 2017
March 14, 2017 — The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded use of the Medtronic Melody...