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.
Patients with congenital heart defects have lower risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms

Patients with congenital heart defects have lower risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms

People born with a heart defect have low risk of moderate or severe COVID-19 infection

People born with a heart defect have low risk of moderate or severe COVID-19 infection

People with congenital heart defect may have worse functional exercise capacity

People with congenital heart defect may have worse functional exercise capacity

Childhood heart defect increases risk of arrhythmia, heart failure in adulthood

Childhood heart defect increases risk of arrhythmia, heart failure in adulthood

Less invasive heart treatment now available to all Australians living with aortic stenosis

Less invasive heart treatment now available to all Australians living with aortic stenosis

β-blockers could regenerate infant heart muscle, mitigate effects of congenital heart disease

β-blockers could regenerate infant heart muscle, mitigate effects of congenital heart disease

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