Melody Valve Provides Good Long-term Outcomes
The transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement functions well up to seven years after implantation.
Making Progress: Advances in Life-Long Care for ACHD
With adults comprising two-thirds of the congenital heart disease population, the American Heart Association has released a scientific statement outlining the needs of this growing demographic.
Surprising Findings for Exon Skipping in Muscular Dystrophy
Which exons are skipped in therapy for DMD may determine whether significant improvement is made.
Non-Cardiac Surgeries for CHD Patients Vary Substantially by Institution
Study reveals how many critical CHD patients undergo non-cardiac procedures by the age of 5, despite their increased risk for complications.
Case Study: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Genetic Testing
This case examines early-onset HCM resulting from two different genetic mutations, one inherited from each parent.
Survivors of Congenital Heart Disease Report Poor Risk Knowledge and High-Fat Diets
A new study suggests that CHD survivors may lack knowledge about their disease and would benefit from education about future health risks and health behaviors from both pediatric and adult providers.
Complex Surgery Corrects Rare Heart Defect
The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s performed a complicated “double-switch” surgery to correct a rare congenital heart defect.
Dystrophin Isoform Could Lead to DMD Therapy
Studies of a new protein isoform suggest it may offer a novel therapeutic approach for some Duchenne patients.
Targeting Children with Single Ventricle from Before Birth Through Adulthood
The new LAUNCH program targets children with single ventricle heart defects from the womb through adulthood, providing care and collecting data at each phase of development.
Infliximab Reduces Fever Duration in Kawasaki Disease
Clinical trial finds that adding the antibody drug infliximab to standard treatment regimen decreases fever duration with Kawasaki disease.
Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research
Research Study: Genetic Testing of Individuals & Families with Congenital Heart Disease