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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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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.

Mandatory Screening for Congenital Heart Disease: Effects on Infant Mortality

Mandatory Screening for Congenital Heart Disease: Effects on Infant Mortality

Mandatory congenital heart disease screening in newborns was associated with a reduction in number of infant cardiac deaths.

Dyslipidemia in Children With HIV After Starting Antiretroviral Therapy

Dyslipidemia in Children With HIV After Starting Antiretroviral Therapy

Serum lipid profile changes were shown to occur within the first year of initiating antiretroviral therapy in children.

FDA Approves Bosentan for Pediatric Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

FDA Approves Bosentan for Pediatric Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Bosentan has been approved for use in pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension in children aged 3 years or older.

AAP Clinical Practice Guideline: Managing Hypertension in Children

AAP Clinical Practice Guideline: Managing Hypertension in Children

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released updated clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of hypertension in children.

Childhood Cardiovascular Risk Factors Linked to Midlife Cognitive Performance

Childhood Cardiovascular Risk Factors Linked to Midlife Cognitive Performance

The cardiovascular risk factors of high systolic blood pressure, high serum total cholesterol, and smoking were independently associated with worse cognitive performance in midlife.

Lone Atrial Fibrillation Clinical Characteristics in Children

Lone Atrial Fibrillation Clinical Characteristics in Children

Children aged 15-19 years appear to have the greatest risk of developing lone atrial fibrillation.

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.

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