Cardiology

All heart patients have some liver disease after Fontan surgery

Patients who undergo the Fontan operation as children for a complex congenital heart defect are at risk of developing progressive liver fibrosis, a buildup of fibrous deposits, as a result of the circulation created by the ...

Cardiology

Stem cell therapy could help mend the youngest of broken hearts

Researchers have shown stem cells from the umbilical cord may hold the key to a new generation of graft and could reduce the number of surgeries required to treat young children born with certain types of congenital heart ...

Cardiology

Healing broken hearts

During each of her two pregnancies, Jennifer Solms Nelson studied the results of her ultrasound a bit more intensely than other expectant mothers. Whereas most might scan the grainy black-and-white images for ten fingers ...

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