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.
Researchers find mechanisms behind the development of congenital birth defect

Researchers find mechanisms behind the development of congenital birth defect

Integrating mental health support with routine care is essential for people with congenital heart defects

Integrating mental health support with routine care is essential for people with congenital heart defects

High blood pressure genes improve outcomes after congenital heart defect repair surgery

High blood pressure genes improve outcomes after congenital heart defect repair surgery

People with congenital heart defect hospitalized for COVID-19 are at highest risk of severe illness

People with congenital heart defect hospitalized for COVID-19 are at highest risk of severe illness

Novel approach pinpoints genetic variants involved in congenital heart disease

Novel approach pinpoints genetic variants involved in congenital heart disease

Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies suggested to be safe to use in pregnancy

Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies suggested to be safe to use in pregnancy

Women born with heart defects can safely become pregnant and give birth to healthy babies

Women born with heart defects can safely become pregnant and give birth to healthy babies

First-ever endoscopic "triple valve" surgery in the U.S. performed at UC Medical Center

First-ever endoscopic "triple valve" surgery in the U.S. performed at UC Medical Center

Surgery to correct congenital heart disease linked to increased risk of adult hypertension

Surgery to correct congenital heart disease linked to increased risk of adult hypertension

Push is on for states to ban organ transplant discrimination

Push is on for states to ban organ transplant discrimination

Authors demonstrate process of misdiagnosis to improve the understanding of congenital heart defect

Authors demonstrate process of misdiagnosis to improve the understanding of congenital heart defect

UConn researcher identifies genes and regulatory elements critical to heart development

UConn researcher identifies genes and regulatory elements critical to heart development

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