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). 

ASE, guideline, holes in the heart, imaging strategies, cardiovascular ultrasound, echocardiography
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 31, 2015
July 31, 2015 — The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) released a new document describing various imaging...

Image courtesy of Spectrum Health

News | Medical 3-D Printing | June 30, 2015
June 30, 2015 - Congenital heart experts from Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital have successfully...
News | Congenital Heart | June 12, 2015
June 12, 2015 - Researchers announce the results of an early study that shows a fused fluoroscopic/ echocardiographic...
Greatbatch Medical, Myopore Sutureless Myocardial Pacing Lead
Technology | May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015 — A new epicardial pacing lead has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an...
pulmonary valve replacement, congenital, re-intervention, age, PVR
News | Congenital Heart | May 06, 2015
May 6, 2015 — A retrospective review of 633 adults and children who underwent bioprosthetic pulmonary valve replacement...
News | April 22, 2015
April 22, 2015 — 3D Systems announced that a 20-month-old toddler is breathing and swallowing easier thanks to a team...
News | April 22, 2015
April 22, 2015 — Although ultrasound remains the primary imaging modality used in prenatal imaging, fetal magnetic...
fetal pacemaker, CHLA, USC, first, fully implantable, FDA

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 California...
congenital heart disease, CHD, tPVR, consensus paper, minimally invasive
News | March 25, 2015
March 25, 2015 — A new expert consensus paper released by a coalition of cardiovascular organizations provides guidance...
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 congenital heart disease (CHD) suffered from issues that carried...
STS, CHSD, congenital heart, trial, surgery, database, pediatric
News | March 11, 2015
March 11, 2015 —The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has released the first publicly accessible national report of...
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 his...
University of Michigan, heart defect, baby, screening test
News | February 17, 2015
February 17, 2015 — Thanks to a two-minute newborn screening test designed to help detect heart defects, a Michigan...
Stem Cell Therapy, Congenital heart, clinical trial/study

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 from...
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)...