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). 

Stratasys, 3DHEART trial, open enrollment, 3-D printed pediatric heart models
News | Medical 3-D Printing | March 13, 2017
March 13, 2017 — Stratasys Ltd. announced last week enrollment is now open for 3DHEART, an investigator-initiated trial...
Philips, Phoenix Children's Hospital, strategic partnership, congenital heart
News | Congenital Heart | March 07, 2017
March 7, 2017 — Philips and Phoenix Children’s Hospital (Arizona) announced a long-term strategic partnership with a...
Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CHLA, Frank Ing, 3-D printed model, pulmonary artery

Pediatric interventional cardiologist Frank Ing, M.D., chief of the Division of Cardiology and co-director of the Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

Feature | Medical 3-D Printing | February 22, 2017
February 22, 2017 — When Children’s Hospital Los Angeles cardiologists found evidence that a portion of Nate Yamane’s...
pregnant women, congenital heart disease, new recommendations, Circulation journal, UCLA
News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | February 16, 2017
February 16, 2017 — New recommendations for healthcare providers, published in the American Heart Association journal...
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Amplatzer PFO Occluder, first implementation
News | Structural Heart Occluders | February 15, 2017
February 15, 2017 — Doctors at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have implemented the first U.S. Food and Drug...
Videos | Medical 3-D Printing | February 09, 2017
When a pediatric patient at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles needed a custom-build stent to repair his pulmonary artery...
Amplatzer PFO Occluder, St. Jude Medical, Baylor Heart and Vascular Services, Fort Worth, Texas, first patients
News | Structural Heart Occluders | February 01, 2017
February 1, 2017 — Baylor Heart and Vascular Services at Fort Worth in November became the first program in Texas to...
Jaheim Whigham, Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Syncardia 50cc Total Artificial Heart, youngest patient

At 11 years old, Jaheim Whigham (center) is the youngest and smallest patient to receive the 50cc SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. (Photo: Jan Terry, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago)

News | Congenital Heart | January 31, 2017
January 31, 2017 — To save the life of an 11-year-old boy, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago has...
congenital heart disease, CHSD, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, public reporting, parent preferences
News | Congenital Heart | January 25, 2017
January 25, 2017 — Survival statistics, surgeon-specific experience and complication rates are the types of information...
NCDR, ACC, JACC, American College of Cardiology, national trends, heart disease treatments, trends in cardiovascular care
News | Cath Lab | January 23, 2017
January 23, 2017 — Over 93 percent of heart attack patients are receiving stents within the guideline-recommended...
3-D echocardiography, ASE/EACVI guidelines, congenital heart disease, CHD, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, JASE
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 20, 2017
January 20, 2017 — A new document from the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) and the American...
extremely premature newborns, patent ductus arteriosus, PDA, hole in the heart, nonsurgical repair, catheter-based intervention
News | Congenital Heart | January 04, 2017
January 4, 2017 — A new minimally invasive technique for repairing the most common cardiac birth defect in extremely...
TeraRecon, WhiteClouds, 3-D printing, 3D Print Packs, RSNA 2016
Technology | Medical 3-D Printing | November 16, 2016
November 16, 2016 — TeraRecon, together with full-color 3-D printing cloud provider WhiteClouds, announced new...
RESPECT trial, Amplatzer PFO Occluder, St. Jude Medical, TCT 2016
News | Structural Heart Occluders | November 02, 2016
November 2, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the long-term data from RESPECT, a landmark trial, during a First...
St. Jude Medical, Amplatzer PFO Occluder, FDA approval, U.S. launch
Technology | Structural Heart Occluders | November 02, 2016
November 2, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced this week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and...