Congenital Heart Defect News and Research

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A congenital heart defect is a problem with the structure of the heart. It is present at birth. Congenital heart defects are the most common type of major birth defect.
New collaboration to advance diagnosis and prevention of congenital heart defects

New collaboration to advance diagnosis and prevention of congenital heart defects

Maternal proximity to oil and gas areas associated with congenital heart defects in babies

Maternal proximity to oil and gas areas associated with congenital heart defects in babies

New technology replaces the standard way to repair a hole in the heart

New technology replaces the standard way to repair a hole in the heart

EuroCMR 2019 to present novel studies on clinical use of cardiovascular magnetic resonance

EuroCMR 2019 to present novel studies on clinical use of cardiovascular magnetic resonance

New study could improve methods for detecting congenital heart disease

New study could improve methods for detecting congenital heart disease

Climate change linked to increase in congenital heart defects

Climate change linked to increase in congenital heart defects

Determining how hearts develop to better understand congenital heart defects

Determining how hearts develop to better understand congenital heart defects

FDA expands approval of smaller size replacement heart valve for treating newborn pediatric patients

FDA expands approval of smaller size replacement heart valve for treating newborn pediatric patients

CHLA participates in clinical trial using stem cells to treat rare congenital heart defect

CHLA participates in clinical trial using stem cells to treat rare congenital heart defect

Higher blood sugar during first trimester of pregnancy increases child's risk of congenital heart defect

Higher blood sugar during first trimester of pregnancy increases child's risk of congenital heart defect

Study highlights need for more clinical trials to improve treatment of children with heart disease

Study highlights need for more clinical trials to improve treatment of children with heart disease

New study describes how gene-environment interaction leads to congenital heart defects

New study describes how gene-environment interaction leads to congenital heart defects

Duke researchers unravel how fever in early pregnancy increases risk for heart, facial birth defects

Duke researchers unravel how fever in early pregnancy increases risk for heart, facial birth defects

Patients who undergo Fontan surgery for congenital heart defect have liver fibrosis risk, study reveals

Patients who undergo Fontan surgery for congenital heart defect have liver fibrosis risk, study reveals

Study finds two genetic variants linked to bicuspid aortic valve development

Study finds two genetic variants linked to bicuspid aortic valve development

Pitt scientists discover genes responsible for severe congenital heart disease

Pitt scientists discover genes responsible for severe congenital heart disease

ACHD Program at Cincinnati Children's to receive ACHA accreditation

ACHD Program at Cincinnati Children's to receive ACHA accreditation

Clinical study tests adult stem cell therapy for infants with congenital HLHS

Clinical study tests adult stem cell therapy for infants with congenital HLHS

No added benefit proven for pulmonary arterial hypertension drug, IQWiG finds

No added benefit proven for pulmonary arterial hypertension drug, IQWiG finds

NYU Lutheran offers comprehensive cardiac care for unborn babies

NYU Lutheran offers comprehensive cardiac care for unborn babies