Heart Center Research

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. Read more »

A New Use for Kangaroo Care

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

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

Adenovirus or Kawasaki Disease?

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