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). 

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)...
NHLBI, Losartan, Marfan syndrome, atenolol

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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...
3-D heart model, congenital heart defects, cardiovascular surgery

Plaster composite heart focusing on the intracardiac details to aid surgical planning.

Feature | November 20, 2014
November 20, 2014 — An experimental 3-D printed model of the heart may help surgeons treat patients born with...
News | November 06, 2014
Nov. 6, 2014 — The era of fetal intervention has arrived in congenital heart care, but does performing prenatal...
Feature | October 17, 2014
October 17, 2014 — Materialise NV has listed its 3-D-printed cardiovascular HeartPrint models as a medical device in U....
Feature | October 16, 2014
October 16, 2014 — A team of surgeons at New York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital saved the life of a...
News | October 09, 2014
October 9, 2014 — Stanford Children’s Health is using cutting-edge videogame technology to get parents the information...
News | September 30, 2014
September 30, 2014 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC), along with eight partnering societies, released the...
News | August 01, 2014
August 1, 2014 — Occlutech announced that it has successfully obtained a ruling by the U.K. Patents Court in the High...
News | July 18, 2014
July 18, 2014 — The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) launched the Fetal Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity...
News | June 05, 2014
June 5, 2014 — Lumedx Corp. and Scientific Software Solutions Inc. (SSS), maker of PedCath congenital catheterization...
3-d pronting, 3D printing

The University of Arizona is using 3-D printing of pediatric patients chest cavities and organs to confirm if the Syncardia ventricular assist device (VAD) can fit in specific patients.

Feature | May 20, 2014
May 20, 2014 — It is possible to use 3-D printer technology to create some types of customized medical devices on...
American Heart Assn. Statement Babies Congenital Heart
Feature | May 16, 2014
May 16, 2014 — Fetal heart experts working with the American Heart Assn. have developed guidelines to help healthcare...