Primary care providers and medical homes have a role to play in the management of pediatric patients with congenital heart disease.
Serum lipid profile changes were shown to occur within the first year of initiating antiretroviral therapy in children.
Phylloquinone intake affects left ventricular structure and function in adolescents.
Pulse oximetry plus cardiac auscultation is a reliable method for neonatal congenital heart disease screening.
Some adolescents including those at normal or mid-risk level based on their systolic blood pressure, have target organ damage.
A 9-year-old child had a sudden cardiac arrest after eating a large bite of food.
Some newborns in the US are not being screened for congenital heart disease or hearing loss.
Bosentan has been approved for use in pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension in children aged 3 years or older.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released updated clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of hypertension in children.
Family socioeconomic position linked to maximum carotid intima-media thickness in mid-childhood.
The cardiovascular risk factors of high systolic blood pressure, high serum total cholesterol, and smoking were independently associated with worse cognitive performance in midlife.
Children aged 15-19 years appear to have the greatest risk of developing lone atrial fibrillation.
The AHA's statement focused on the epidemiology, genetics, pathogenesis, and long-term outcomes of Kawasaki disease.
All arrhythmic episodes were successfully converted, and no deaths were reported.
More than 40% of adolescents were found to have prehypertension or hypertension associated with higher body mass index.
Antihypertensive use in the month prior to conception through the third month of pregnancy resulted in an increased risk for congenital heart defects.
The majority of children diagnosed with definite arteriopathy and presenting with dissection and transient cerebral arteriopathy of childhood had headache complaints.
Patients with higher blood pressure trajectories also had thicker carotid intima-media thickness and increased LV mass index.
Between 25% and 50% of parents of children with congenital heart defects had symptoms of depression, anxiety, or both.
Prior to starting antipsychotic therapy, pediatric patients should undergo a baseline electrocardiogram assessment.
To reduce the incidence of systemic inflammatory response syndrome in pediatric patients after heart surgery, researchers suggest restricting blood product use.
Therapeutic hypothermia did not improve survival outcomes in pediatric patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest.
Parents of children with congenital heart disease noted survival statistics, surgeon-specific experience, and complication rates were the most important categories of outcome measures.
The researchers found a correlation between the magnitude of nadir platelet counts and severity of acute kidney injury.
The American Heart Association presents recommendations for managing pregnancy in women with congenital heart disease.
The FDA warned that repeated or lengthy use (longer than 3 hours) of general anesthesia may harm the brains of children younger than 3 years of age.
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Childhood adversity, including abuse, neglect, and low socioeconomic status, has been linked to blood pressure dysfunction from childhood into adulthood.
Children received CPR at night were 12% less likely to survive.
The draft recommendation is similar to the 2010 final recommendation made by the USPSTF, but specifies teens for further clarification.
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