Pediatric Cardiology

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Rheumatic Heart Disease: Diagnosis and Management

Rheumatic Heart Disease: Diagnosis and Management

Learn about the comprehensive management of rheumatic heart disease with Jack Boyd, MD, clinical assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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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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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.

AHA: Improved Cardiovascular Health Surveillance Needed in Children and Adolescents

AHA: Improved Cardiovascular Health Surveillance Needed in Children and Adolescents

"Big data" and analytics such as electronic health records may help improve tracking of cardiovascular health in children.

First Report of Congenital Heart Disease Estimates in the United States

First Report of Congenital Heart Disease Estimates in the United States

Approximately 12% of 2.4 million individuals living with congenital heart disease in 2010 had severe congenital heart disease.

Aortic Valve Replacement With Ross Procedure Effective in Children and Young Adults

Aortic Valve Replacement With Ross Procedure Effective in Children and Young Adults

The Ross procedure was superior to other types of aortic valve replacement in children when compared in matched groups.

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