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Antihypertensive Use In Pregnancy Linked With Congenital Heart Defects

Antihypertensive Use In Pregnancy Linked With Congenital Heart Defects

Antihypertensive use in the month prior to conception through the third month of pregnancy resulted in an increased risk for congenital heart defects.

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Antihypertensive Use In Pregnancy Linked With Congenital Heart Defects

Antihypertensive Use In Pregnancy Linked With Congenital Heart Defects

Antihypertensive use in the month prior to conception through the third month of pregnancy resulted in an increased risk for congenital heart defects.

Newborn Screening for Congenital Heart Disease: Challenges and Solutions

Newborn Screening for Congenital Heart Disease: Challenges and Solutions

The CDC recommends better screening tools—and data collection methods—to identify newborns with congenital heart disease.

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Is Fetal Cardiac Intervention Ethical When Postnatal Outcome Is Uncertain?

Is Fetal Cardiac Intervention Ethical When Postnatal Outcome Is Uncertain?

Choosing an appropriate treatment strategy is a difficult endeavor when no existing prediction criteria are available and postnatal outcomes are unclear.

Life-Threatening Events in Wolff-Parkinson-White Occur Without Prior Symptoms

Life-Threatening Events in Wolff-Parkinson-White Occur Without Prior Symptoms

Patients aged 21 years with Wolff-Parkinson White syndrome are at high risk for a life-threatening event.

Extreme Preterm Infants at Risk for Early Age High Blood Pressure

Extreme Preterm Infants at Risk for Early Age High Blood Pressure

Children who were born as extreme preterm infants may have a higher risk for high blood pressure and hypertension.

RV Base/Apex Ratio May Help Diagnose Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Children

RV Base/Apex Ratio May Help Diagnose Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Children

Right ventricular base/apex ratio reference values may help clinicians diagnose children with pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines Identify Children With Previously Underestimated Risk

Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines Identify Children With Previously Underestimated Risk

The new blood pressure guidelines have increased the estimated population prevalence of children with elevated blood pressure from 11.8% to 14.2%.

Transforming Congenital Heart Disease Outcomes With 3D Printing

Transforming Congenital Heart Disease Outcomes With 3D Printing

The use of 3D-printed models is transforming congenital heart disease care by improving clinical outcomes and medical training.

Pulmonary Hypertension Outcomes Predicted by NT-pro BNP

Pulmonary Hypertension Outcomes Predicted by NT-pro BNP

N-terminal-pro brain natriuretic peptide may be a useful biomarker for both mortality and respiratory exacerbations in pediatric patients with pulmonary hypertension.

Pulmonary Hypertension Mortality Following Cardiac Catheterization

Pulmonary Hypertension Mortality Following Cardiac Catheterization

Patients with pulmonary hypertension have a high risk for adverse events during and following cardiac catheterization, but high case volume may help ameliorate this risk.

FDA Approves Mechanical Heart Valve for Use in Infants

FDA Approves Mechanical Heart Valve for Use in Infants

The FDA has approved a new size of the Masters Series Mechanical Heart Valve with Hemodynamic Plus Sewing Cuff for use in newborn patients with heart defects.

Pilot Study to Assess Effectiveness of Milrinone in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Pilot Study to Assess Effectiveness of Milrinone in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

A pilot study will assess the effectiveness of milrinone in a small group of infants born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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