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.
Indomethacin drug for stopping preterm labor may be harmful for babies

Indomethacin drug for stopping preterm labor may be harmful for babies

FAU receives patent for invention that induces and restores cardiac muscle function

FAU receives patent for invention that induces and restores cardiac muscle function

New patented invention induces and restores cardiac muscle function

New patented invention induces and restores cardiac muscle function

Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital performs transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement

Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital performs transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement

Use of SSRIs during pregnancy does not increase the risk for most birth defects

Use of SSRIs during pregnancy does not increase the risk for most birth defects

Primary ciliary dyskinesia linked to heterotaxy

Primary ciliary dyskinesia linked to heterotaxy

FDA approves Norditropin for short stature in children with Noonan syndrome

FDA approves Norditropin for short stature in children with Noonan syndrome

Antibiotics before dental procedures may do more harm than good

Antibiotics before dental procedures may do more harm than good

Fewer heart patients need antibiotics before dental procedures to prevent infective endocarditis

Fewer heart patients need antibiotics before dental procedures to prevent infective endocarditis

New understanding of genetics behind Noonan Syndrome

New understanding of genetics behind Noonan Syndrome

Critical genetic factor identified in the control of heart form and function

Critical genetic factor identified in the control of heart form and function

Treating congenital heart defects in babies still in the womb

Treating congenital heart defects in babies still in the womb

Psychological effects of heart surgery

Psychological effects of heart surgery

Discovery could help identify genes that cause human heart defects

Discovery could help identify genes that cause human heart defects

Researchers edge closer to cardiac tissue engineering

Researchers edge closer to cardiac tissue engineering

Man-made heart tissue improves heart function

Man-made heart tissue improves heart function

New children's heart valve

New children's heart valve

Exercise good for children with heart defects

Exercise good for children with heart defects

Children with heart defects benefit from exercise

Children with heart defects benefit from exercise

World first trial grows blood vessels from patient's own skin

World first trial grows blood vessels from patient's own skin