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Study evaluates new stroke prevention treatment

Study evaluates new stroke prevention treatment

Research in children has shown that blood loss after heart surgery can be minimized if fresh whole blood is used for transfusions

Research in children has shown that blood loss after heart surgery can be minimized if fresh whole blood is used for transfusions

Genetic discovery may hold clues to the development of many cases of the most common cancers

Genetic discovery may hold clues to the development of many cases of the most common cancers

Fathers' occupational exposures may play an important role in the development of birth defects

Fathers' occupational exposures may play an important role in the development of birth defects

Research crucial in determining what gene mutations might lead to congenital cardiovascular defects

Research crucial in determining what gene mutations might lead to congenital cardiovascular defects

Parents and siblings of infants born with severe abnormalities of the left side of the heart should also be screened for heart problems

Parents and siblings of infants born with severe abnormalities of the left side of the heart should also be screened for heart problems

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

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

Iraqi child undergoes heart surgery in New York

Iraqi child undergoes heart surgery in New York

Cornelia de Lange syndrome gene discovered

Cornelia de Lange syndrome gene discovered

Discovery of the gene for Cornelia de Lange syndrome

Discovery of the gene for Cornelia de Lange syndrome

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

Unique heart arrhythmia drug represents one of the first molecular-based therapies for heart failure

Unique heart arrhythmia drug represents one of the first molecular-based therapies for heart failure