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 test experimental drug Neuprex on infants undergoing heart surgery

Researchers test experimental drug Neuprex on infants undergoing heart surgery

Researchers discover type of "fuel" that the heart uses can contribute to the severity of heart failures

Researchers discover type of "fuel" that the heart uses can contribute to the severity of heart failures

Quintuplets born to surrogate mother

Quintuplets born to surrogate mother

Infants under one year of age can accept heart transplants from donors of different blood groups

Infants under one year of age can accept heart transplants from donors of different blood groups

Treatment of cardiac lesions without anaesthesic

Treatment of cardiac lesions without anaesthesic

First evidence of cardiac progenitor cells

First evidence of cardiac progenitor cells

Glia cells may be essential for the normal development of nerve cells responsible for hearing and balance

Glia cells may be essential for the normal development of nerve cells responsible for hearing and balance

Blood vessel plug - amplatzer ductal occluder, performs well in trial

Blood vessel plug - amplatzer ductal occluder, performs well in trial

Time bomb in heart leads to heart failure in some congenital heart disease patients

Time bomb in heart leads to heart failure in some congenital heart disease patients

$4.5 million contract to develop heart assist devices for infants

$4.5 million contract to develop heart assist devices for infants

Common anemia drug may protect hearts of infants undergoing surgical repair of congenital defects

Common anemia drug may protect hearts of infants undergoing surgical repair of congenital defects