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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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Kawasaki Disease: Updated AHA Guidelines

Kawasaki Disease: Updated AHA Guidelines

The AHA's statement focused on the epidemiology, genetics, pathogenesis, and long-term outcomes of Kawasaki disease.

Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillators Safe, Effective for Pediatric Patients

Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillators Safe, Effective for Pediatric Patients

All arrhythmic episodes were successfully converted, and no deaths were reported.

Hypertension in Adolescents Linked to Higher Body Mass Index

Hypertension in Adolescents Linked to Higher Body Mass Index

More than 40% of adolescents were found to have prehypertension or hypertension associated with higher body mass index.

Pediatric Stroke Patients Often Complain of Headache

Pediatric Stroke Patients Often Complain of Headache

The majority of children diagnosed with definite arteriopathy and presenting with dissection and transient cerebral arteriopathy of childhood had headache complaints.

Blood Pressure Trajectories in Childhood Predict CVD Risk

Blood Pressure Trajectories in Childhood Predict CVD Risk

Patients with higher blood pressure trajectories also had thicker carotid intima-media thickness and increased LV mass index.

EKG Recommended for Pediatric Patients Before Antipsychotic Medication

EKG Recommended for Pediatric Patients Before Antipsychotic Medication

Prior to starting antipsychotic therapy, pediatric patients should undergo a baseline electrocardiogram assessment.

Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome After Congenital Heart Surgery in Children

Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome After Congenital Heart Surgery in Children

To reduce the incidence of systemic inflammatory response syndrome in pediatric patients after heart surgery, researchers suggest restricting blood product use.

Therapeutic Hypothermia in Children With In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Therapeutic Hypothermia in Children With In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Therapeutic hypothermia did not improve survival outcomes in pediatric patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest.

AHA: Pregnancy Management With Congenital Heart Disease

AHA: Pregnancy Management With Congenital Heart Disease

The American Heart Association presents recommendations for managing pregnancy in women with congenital heart disease.

Blood Pressure Dysfunction Tied to Childhood Adversity

Blood Pressure Dysfunction Tied to Childhood Adversity

Childhood adversity, including abuse, neglect, and low socioeconomic status, has been linked to blood pressure dysfunction from childhood into adulthood.

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