Congenital heart disease more deadly in low-income countries

Even though mortality from congenital heart disease (CHD) has declined over the last three decades as diagnosis and treatments have advanced, the chances for a child to survive a CHD diagnosis significantly differs based ...

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 ...


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.


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 ...

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