Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Brazil to use pediatric heart program in fight against Zika

Officials in one of the epicenters of Brazil's Zika outbreak say they're turning to a program aimed at diagnosing pediatric heart problems to search out babies with the unusually small heads that have been linked to the mosquito-borne ...

Genetics

Landmark study on origins of congenital heart disease

(Medical Xpress)—In a first-of-its-kind study published in the journal Nature, scientists identified a group of gene mutations that may be behind up to 10 percent of complex congenital heart defects, the most frequent birth ...

Overweight & Obesity

Social media may help fight childhood obesity

Social media may be an effective tool to help children overcome obesity, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement.

Cardiology

New pediatric heart failure guidelines a first in Canada

The Canadian Cardiovascular Society is the first in Canada to issue guidelines aimed at helping primary care and emergency physicians, as well as specialists, recognize and manage heart failure in children. The guidelines ...

Cardiology

Morphology of bicuspid aortic valve influences outcomes

(HealthDay)—The morphology of bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) malformations plays an important role in outcomes, according to a study published in the Nov. 1 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.

Cardiology

3-D technology boosts project to aid heart surgery

(Medical Xpress)—Efforts to improve preparation for heart surgery are the focus of a collaboration of Arizona State University biomedical engineering researchers and physicians at Phoenix Children's Hospital and St. Joseph's ...

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