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). 

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News | Congenital Heart | May 06, 2015

May 6, 2015 — A retrospective review of 633 adults and children who underwent bioprosthetic...

News | April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 — 3D Systems announced that a 20-month-old toddler is breathing and swallowing easier thanks to a...

News | April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 — Although ultrasound remains the primary imaging modality used in prenatal imaging,...

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Comparative sizes of fetal and adult pacemakers

Feature | March 30, 2015

March 30, 2015 — A team of investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern...

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News | March 25, 2015

March 25, 2015 — A new expert consensus paper released by a coalition of cardiovascular organizations provides...

Congenital heart disease in adults is becoming more common as childhood treatments become more effective, according to a study from Penn State Hershey.

Congenital heart disease in adults is becoming more common as childhood treatments become more effective, according to a study from Penn State Hershey.

News | March 12, 2015

March 12, 2015 — At one time, many children born with ...

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News | March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015 —The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has released the...

Feature | February 27, 2015

February 27, 2015 — Four-month-old Jackson Lane has a large scar that looks like a giant zipper down the center of...

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News | February 17, 2015

February 17, 2015 — Thanks to a two-minute newborn...

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Angiographic images of transcoronary infusion of CDCs into children with HLHS. (A) Primary coronary angiography was performed prior to the CDC infusion. A 5 French guiding catheter Launcher (Medtronic) was placed in the hypoplastic ascending aorta, which was connected to the newly reconstructed aortic arch by the Norwood procedure. Selective CDC transfer was performed into right (B), left ascending (C), and left circumferential (D) coronary arteries by a stop-flow technique (arrows). (E) Hand injection of contrast medium demonstrates that the coronary arteries were unobstructed after CDC infusion.

Feature | February 03, 2015

February 3, 2015 — Researchers at Okayama University and Okayama University Hospital show that children suffering...

Melody valve, FDA approval, PMA, pulonary valve

The Melody valve being deployed in the pulmonary valve position.

Technology | January 28, 2015 | Dave Fornell

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval of Medtronic’s premarket approval application (PMA...

Feature | December 15, 2014

December 15, 2014 — Doctors at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital of Tampa implanted a Melody transcatheter pulmonary...

News | December 08, 2014

December 8, 2014 — Children’s hospitals in the United States delivering the highest-quality care for children...

3-D Printing, Congenital heart, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
News | December 01, 2014

December 1, 2014 — Physician-researchers from the Cardiac Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)...

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News | November 25, 2014

November 25, 2014 — Between 70 and 80 percent of patients with the connective tissue condition Marfan syndrome have...

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