Cardiology

TAVR increasingly being used in young adults despite uncertainty

(HealthDay)—For young adults undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR), use of transcatheter AVR (TAVR) has increased even though open heart surgery currently is considered the best option, according to a study presented ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Surgery for congenital heart disease tied to kidney disease

(HealthDay)—The risk for mortality and end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) is high in children who undergo surgical repair for congenital heart disease compared with the general population, according to a study published in ...

Cardiology

Someday, a pig's heart might save a child's life

(HealthDay)—The supply of donor organs for infants needing a heart transplant is critically low, but researchers have taken a first step toward using pig hearts to fill the need.

Cardiology

Mortality still high after surgery for congenital heart defects

(HealthDay)—Long-term mortality after congenital heart surgery is higher than that of the general population for all forms of congenital heart defects (CHDs), according to a study published in the May 29 issue of the Journal ...

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