News tagged with heart defects
Every year, thousands of babies are born with severely malformed hearts, disorders known collectively as congenital heart disease. Many of these defects can be repaired though surgery, but researchers don't understand what ...
Cardiology May 12, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A common nutritional supplement may be part of the magic in improving the survival rates of babies born with heart defects, researchers report.
Pediatrics May 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Stem cells drawn from amniotic fluid show promise for tissue engineering, but it's important to know what they can and cannot do. A new study by researchers at Rice University and Texas Children's Hospital ...
Medical research May 02, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A fresh round of trials to evaluate gene therapy for the heart is set to begin in a couple of weeks. The British Heart Foundation will be sponsoring the study, which seeks to replace defective ...
Medical research May 01, 2013 | 4.2 / 5 (5) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—For infants with critical congenital heart defects (CCHDs), one-year survival has improved over time, with an increased risk of mortality associated with earlier diagnosis, low birth weight, ...
Pediatrics Apr 22, 2013 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 1
On April 18th JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) will publish a new video article by Dr. Paul A Iaizzo demonstrating the anatomical reconstruction of an active human heart. The research uses contrast-computed tomography (C ...
Medical research Apr 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—Although rare in the United States, three babies with birth defects caused by rubella (or "German measles") were reported in 2012 and doctors need to be on the lookout for such cases, a new ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 28, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Stress in mothers before and during pregnancy may boost the risk of congenital heart defects in their children, more new evidence suggests. But the findings aren't conclusive, and the effect—if ...
Pediatrics Mar 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—A drug commonly used to treat severe cases of morning sickness does not appear to be linked to birth defects or other risks to the baby, a large new study suggests.
Obstetrics & gynaecology Feb 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The poor growth seen in children born with complex heart defects may result from factors beyond deficient nutrition. A new study by pediatric researchers suggests that abnormalities in overall growth regulation play a role.
Pediatrics Feb 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Pompe disease, a severe glycogen storage disease appearing in Lapphunds is caused by a genetic defect in acid α-glucosidase gene. The same genetic mutation also causes the equivalent disease in humans. Based ...
Genetics Feb 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Using cutting-edge time-lapse photography, University of Southern California (USC) researchers have discovered clues to the development of the head at the cellular level, which could point scientists to ...
Medical research Feb 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Jacob Rutt is a bright 11-year-old who likes to draw detailed maps in his spare time. But the budding geographer has a hard time with physical skills most children take for granted—running and climbing trees are beyond ...
Genetics Feb 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A University of Connecticut researcher is advancing the understanding of the devastating inherited condition known as spinal muscular atrophy.
Neuroscience Jan 29, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—For Deb McAlister, it was a simple, obvious choice.
Cancer Jan 02, 2013 | 2.5 / 5 (2) | 0
Congenital heart defect
A congenital heart defect (CHD) is a defect in the structure of the heart and great vessels of a newborn. Most heart defects either obstruct blood flow in the heart or vessels near it or cause blood to flow through the heart in an abnormal pattern, although other defects affecting heart rhythm (such as long QT syndrome) can also occur. Heart defects are among the most common birth defects and are the leading cause of birth defect-related deaths.
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