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Italian surgeons find world's oldest artificial heart valve implanted by Chris Barnard 50 years ago

Surgeons in Italy have made a rare discovery while operating on a 60-year-old woman - an artificial mitral valve that is almost 50 years old, and still working perfectly...Read More

Prevalence of congenital heart disease at live birth: an accurate assessment by echocardiographic screening

To determine the true prevalence of congenital heart disease (CHD) at live birth using echocardiographic screening.....Read More

Longitudinal Associations between Neurodevelopment and Psychosocial Health Status in Patients with Repaired D-Transposition of the Great Arteries

To examine associations between measurements of neurodevelopment and psychosocial health status at age 8 and 16 years....Read More

Childhood heart disease has a profound impact and is under-recognised

We are all aware of heart disease in men and women. But childhood heart disease, and its often profound impact on the health and wellbeing of children and their families, is....Read More

Exercise-Induced Changes in Pulmonary Artery Stiffness in Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension causes pulmonary artery (PA) stiffening, which overloads the right ventricle (RV). Since symptoms of pulmonary hypertension (PH) are exacerbated by exercise,...Read More

Real-world Data Support Safety of TAVR in Bicuspid Stenosis

NEW ORLEANS — Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) offers patients with bicuspid aortic stenosis survival similar to TAVR patients with tricuspid stenosis,...Read More

Double inlet left ventricle Straddling tricuspid valve'

Eleven cases of double inlet left ventricle have been presented. Double inlet left ventricle is characterized by the tricuspid valve opening partly (partial type) or completely (complete type) into the....Read More

Surgery for transposition of great arteries: A historical perspective

The history of surgery for transposition of great arteries (TGA) has paralleled the history of cardiac surgery. In fact, it began before the birth of open heart...Read More

Hepatic and renal end-organ damage in the Fontan circulation

Hepatic and renal dysfunction have been observed in survivors of the Fontan procedure, however their incidence and associated factors remain poorly defined....Read More

Call for Europe-wide screening of babies for heart defects

CCHD occur in around two in every 1,000 newborn babies, and are a leading cause of infant death. Timely diagnosis is crucial for the best outcome for these babies...Read More

Early detection of congenital heart disease

It is a clinical paradox that the most benign lesions such as small ventricle septal defect or mild pulmonary stenosis, are more likely to be detected on routine newborn examination...Read More

66% decline in child mortality rate but most new-born still die in India

India has witnessed 66 per cent decline in the under-five mortality rate from 1990 to 2015 but most of the new-born deaths — 24 per cent of all — still occur in the country, according to a new UN report...Read More

What’s killing India’s newborns?

Low birthrate along with premature births were responsible for over 50 per cent of neonatal deaths in India in 2015, according to a recent Lancet study. Here’s a list of all causes...Read More

Poverty, Socioeconomic Status Linked To Risk of Heart Disease in Kids

According to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association children from socially and economically disadvantaged families and appear more likely to have thicker carotid artery walls...Read More

Parents Favour Boys Over Girls for Free Heart Treatment in Northern India

The research published in Heart Asia and reproduced in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) says this gender bias is apparent for all ages of child and for parents living in both rural and urban communities...Read More

Pulse ox plus auscultation reliable for congenital heart screening

Pulse oximetry (POX) plus cardiac auscultation is a reliable method for neonatal congenital heart disease screening, according to a study published online Sept. 22 in Pediatrics...Read More

India climbs 10 spots on world giving index for 2017

The eighth edition of the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) World Giving Index 2017 indicates that global giving has declined across continents with only Africa recording a a positive shift in giving habits...Read More

Health Is Improving Globally, But India Still Has The Most Child Deaths

India still has the largest share of deaths of children under the age of five, new data from the Global Burden of Disease (2016), published early on Friday morning in the medical journal Lancet, shows...Read More

Hridayam to care for children with CHD

Under Hridayam, the government is partnering with Unicef, Children’s Heartlink USA, and major paediatric cardiac care centres in the public and private sector to facilitate treatment of children with CHD...Read More

Surgery, survival and skating to success

Congenital heart patient and Double Gold Medallist (Compulsory and Free), Amonn AL-Mahrouq, stormed to yet another victory during the April 2015 International Inclusive Ice Skating Championships...Read More

Clinical Experience with the Artificial Heart Lung Preparation

On May 8 1975 the Brazilian surgeon Adib Jatene finally achieved the first total correction of TGA - beginning a new era for those born with the condition. They now have a greater than 90% survival rate...Read More

Outpatient closure of the patent ductus arteriosus

IN 1939, Gross and Hubbard1 began the era of congenital heart surgery when they reported the first successful ligation of a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)...Read More

Robert H. Bartlett Receives Bakken Scientific Achievement Award

Ground-breaking and internationally recognized medical researcher, surgeon, and professor Robert H. Bartlett, MD today...Read More

6-year-old completes triathlon after 3 open-heart surgeries

When 6-year-old Jack Foley crossed the finish line last month at the Long Beach Kids Triathlon, it was more than an...Read More

The heart of innovation - Lorraine Sweeney Nicoli

7-year-old Lorraine Sweeney came to Boston Children's Hospital with a diagnosis of patent ductus arterioles, a congenital...Read More

Admedus Launches Adapt Technology in India

In a significant development for Indian patients requiring treatment for structural or congenital heart...Read More

Key Questions for Congenital Heart Care

5 heart questions is KEY for babies with congenital heart defects...Read More

Emily D’Ambrosio – Smelling the Roses

Emily was born and raised in NY but now enjoys the warmer weather of NC. She loves...Read More

3D Printing and Stem Cell Research Advance Treatment for Congenital Heart Disease

Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect in the world Read More

Device aims to help kids born with congenital heart defects, like Jimmy Kimmel's son

Late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel made Read More

UK healthcare award winner wants unique rehab centre in India

Kashmira Sangle, who trained as a physiotherapist in Maharashtra Read More

Heart disease deaths on the rise in India, new study warns

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Read More

More women may be experiencing depression during pregnancy

Daughters of women who became depressed during pregnancy Read More

Study recommends early treatment for babies' neuromuscular disorder

Washington D.C. [USA], July 17 (ANI): A new study suggests that children Read More

Women's fertility may be related to heart disease risk factors

For women who have problems conceiving, it might be useful to check lipids Read More

Docyard : Keep your heart healthy

Aneurysm is a swelling that occurs in the blood vessels due to the weakening Read More

Over 17mn babies born in China in 2017

Some 17.58 million babies were born in China last year Read More

Here’s why the urban population is more likely to have heart attacks

Mumbai: According to the study published in the Lancet Global Health Read More

2018 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Read More

Ross procedure boosts survival for younger valve replacement candidates

Despite its relative rarity in clinical practice, the Ross procedure provides a survival Read More

Efficacy of catheter interventions in the early and very early postoperative period after CHD operation

Background: Catheter interventions for residual lesions in the early postoperative period Read More

Shining a light on the health and wellbeing of young children with heart disease

A study by medical researchers from UNSW Sydney and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network has shown that Read More

Latest status of CHD in India by Dr Anitha Saxena

Considering a birth prevalence of congenital heart disease as 9/1000, the estimated number of children born with congenital...Read More

FDA approves new closure device for heart defect in premature babies

One in 10 babies are born premature and Irie Felkner and her twin brother, Judah Felkner, were two of them.Born 13 weeks prematurely...Read More

Risk factors for excess mortality in adults with congenital heart diseases

Over the past few decades long-term outcomes of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) have dramatically improved,...Read More

Pediatric Tachycardia Algorithm

This is for patients with significant symptoms. The treatment of all patients in distress begins with the basics. Tachycardia...Read More

Survival of CHD into adult life Belgium

Over the past decades, the life expectancy of individuals with congenital heart disease (CHD) has increased significantly...Read More

Babies Born Near Oil and Gas Wells Are Up to 70% More Likely to Have Congenital Heart Defects, New Study Shows

Researchers at the University of Colorado studied pregnant...Read More

Echocardiographic predictors of reoperation for subaortic stenosis in children and adults

Subaortic stenosis(SAS) encompasses a range of the left ventricular outflow tract(LVOT) below the arotic valve (AV) and is considered as.... Read More