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Research at The Heart Center

Understanding Stress Experienced by Survivors of Congenital Heart Disease

For adolescent and adult survivors of congenital heart disease, how they perceive disease-related stress has a key connection to how they report health outcomes, such as quality of life and emotional well-being.

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A New Use for Kangaroo Care

A parent’s touch reduces agitation, allowing infants and toddlers to remain extubated after heart surgery.

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For Infants Born Very Preterm, Transcatheter Device Closure of Patent Ductus Arteriosus is Feasible

A recent multidisciplinary study has shown that percutaneous PDA closure is feasible for those very preterm infants, and that pulmonary function tended to improve after the procedure.

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First Implantable Hemodynamic Monitoring Device in Single Ventricle Fontan Anatomy

The first IHM in a patient with Fontan anatomy and physiology enables real-time monitoring of central venous and pulmonary artery pressures.

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Using Whole Exome Sequencing to Find Genetic Cause of Congenital Heart Disease in At-Risk Patients

Whole exome sequencing has the ability to identify disease-causing mutations, contributing to the development of personalized medicine and bridging a crucial gap between scientific knowledge and clinical application.

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Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping May Benefit Some High-Risk Newborns

Recent studies show the practice can offer circulatory advantages for infants born extremely preterm or with critical congenital heart disease.

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Making Progress: Advances in Life-Long Care for ACHD

With adults comprising two-thirds of the CHD population, the AHA has released a scientific statement outlining the needs of this growing demographic.

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Signaling Pathway Changes May Flag CAVD, Offer Target for Therapies

Researchers have identified a molecular signaling pathway that, when altered, can contribute to calcific aortic valve disease. The finding may provide a method for earlier diagnosis and a therapeutic target.

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Adenovirus or Kawasaki Disease?

Researchers investigate clinical and laboratory testing methods to accurately distinguish adeno virus from Kawasaki disease in children.

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