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). 

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...
Feature | April 01, 2014
April 1, 2014 — Medtronic Inc. announced the one-year results of the Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve (TPV) U.S....

Computed tomography scan of the heart, allowing 3-D views of cardiac anatomy, including the coronary arteries.

News | December 03, 2013
December 3, 2013 — An analysis of data from an international multicenter study of coronary computed tomography...
PFM Medical
Technology | August 30, 2013
August 30, 2013 — PFM Medical received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) premarket approval (PMA) for its Nit-...
Adult Congenital Heart Disease is now certified as a subspecialty by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

Adult Congenital Heart Disease is now certified as a subspecialty by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

Feature | December 14, 2012
December 14, 2012 — More than a million adult congenital heart disease patients in the United States will soon be able...