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New guidance issued for treating cardiac arrest in children with heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Saving a child with heart disease whose heart has stopped requires a different approach than reviving a child with a healthy heart, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association.

Cardiac arrest in the hospital is 10 times more common among children with […]

April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, Children, CPR, Health, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on New guidance issued for treating cardiac arrest in children with heart disease

Pulse ox screens catching many newborns with heart disease, but there’s room for improvement

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

On the heels of a study that showed infant deaths from critical congenital heart defects fell by one-third in eight states that first mandated a newborn screening test, experts now look forward to technological improvements in the test so that more babies’ lives can be […]

January 29th, 2018|Categories: Children, Heart Disease|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Pulse ox screens catching many newborns with heart disease, but there’s room for improvement

Looking beyond the heart in adults with congenital heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Laura Goldenschue takes antibiotics before going to the dentist, even just for a routine cleaning. The 59-year-old from Texas assembles a team of specialists when facing a procedure as minor as a cyst removal. She carries a tiny “health passport” that lists her doctors and […]

October 9th, 2017|Categories: Children, Health, Heart Disease, Patients|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Looking beyond the heart in adults with congenital heart disease

Kids with heart defects face learning challenges, inadequate school support

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Children born with heart defects face learning challenges and inadequate special education assistance in elementary school, according to a new study.

Using North Carolina education records, birth defect registries and birth certificates, researchers examined whether congenital heart defects were associated with low scores on standard reading […]

In a book, two friends turn the page on heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Harry Zuckerman didn’t cry when he was born 17 years ago in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Doctors immediately suspected something might be wrong.

Within days, Harry was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect that changes the flow of blood through the heart. It occurs […]

Cozy red hats keep babies’ heads warm, raise awareness of heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Gabe Foster loves to knit and do good deeds. That’s why the 10-year-old jumped at the chance to make red caps for newborns to help raise awareness about congenital heart disease.

Last year, the fifth-grader from Fairport, New York, only had time to make […]

American Heart Association, The Children’s Heart Foundation fund more than $1M in heart defect research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Seven researchers will split nearly $1.1 million in funding for congenital heart defect research. The American Heart Association and The Children’s Heart Foundation announced the awards Tuesday.

The funds are the latest to be doled out through the Congenital Heart Defect Research Awards, a program from […]

Grieving mother starts nonprofit to fund research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

After her son died at age 8 of complications from congenital heart defects, Betsy Peterson poured her grief into raising awareness and funding research, creating a national nonprofit to help other families.

Peterson learned her son, Sam, had multiple congenital heart defects shortly after he was […]

April 28th, 2016|Categories: Children, Health, Heart Failure, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Grieving mother starts nonprofit to fund research

Coping with heart defect leads to work helping other patients

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Adam Verigan was 5 days old when his pediatrician detected a heart murmur. More medical exams led to startling news for his parents: He had been born with a heart defect.

Known as Tetralogy of Fallot, the congenital defect involved four specific problems with his heart. […]

Adults with heart defects have higher risk of stroke

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Adults with congenital heart defects have substantially higher rates of stroke compared to the general population, according to research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

A congenital heart defect is a heart abnormality present at birth. These defects encompass a wide range of disease […]

November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Health, Stroke|Tags: , |2 Comments