Pediatric Cardiology

AAP/ACC Policy Statement on CHD: Role of Primary Care Providers

AAP/ACC Policy Statement on CHD: Role of Primary Care Providers

Primary care providers and medical homes have a role to play in the management of pediatric patients with congenital heart disease.

Dyslipidemia in Children With HIV After Starting Antiretroviral Therapy

Dyslipidemia in Children With HIV After Starting Antiretroviral Therapy

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

Heart Function in Teenagers Linked to Vitamin K-1 Consumption

Heart Function in Teenagers Linked to Vitamin K-1 Consumption

Phylloquinone intake affects left ventricular structure and function in adolescents.

Pulse Oximetry Plus Cardiac Auscultation for Neonate Congenital Heart Disease Screening

Pulse Oximetry Plus Cardiac Auscultation for Neonate Congenital Heart Disease Screening

Pulse oximetry plus cardiac auscultation is a reliable method for neonatal congenital heart disease screening.

Hypertension-Related End Organ Damage Evident in Teenagers

Hypertension-Related End Organ Damage Evident in Teenagers

Some adolescents including those at normal or mid-risk level based on their systolic blood pressure, have target organ damage.

Brugada Syndrome in Child After Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Brugada Syndrome in Child After Sudden Cardiac Arrest

A 9-year-old child had a sudden cardiac arrest after eating a large bite of food.

CDC: Some Newborns Not Screened for Congenital Heart Disease

CDC: Some Newborns Not Screened for Congenital Heart Disease

Some newborns in the US are not being screened for congenital heart disease or hearing loss.

FDA Approves Bosentan for Pediatric Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

FDA Approves Bosentan for Pediatric Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

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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

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

Carotid Intima Media Thickness in Children May Be Linked to Socioeconomics

Carotid Intima Media Thickness in Children May Be Linked to Socioeconomics

Family socioeconomic position linked to maximum carotid intima-media thickness in mid-childhood.

Childhood Cardiovascular Risk Factors Linked to Midlife Cognitive Performance

Childhood Cardiovascular Risk Factors Linked to Midlife Cognitive Performance

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Antihypertensive Use In Pregnancy Linked With Congenital Heart Defects

Antihypertensive Use In Pregnancy Linked With Congenital Heart Defects

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

Pediatric Stroke Patients Often Complain of Headache

Pediatric Stroke Patients Often Complain of Headache

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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

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

Parents of Children With Congenital Heart Defects at Risk for PTSD

Parents of Children With Congenital Heart Defects at Risk for PTSD

Between 25% and 50% of parents of children with congenital heart defects had symptoms of depression, anxiety, or both.

EKG Recommended for Pediatric Patients Before Antipsychotic Medication

EKG Recommended for Pediatric Patients Before Antipsychotic Medication

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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

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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

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

Parents Identify Most Important Congenital Heart Disease Outcome Measures

Parents Identify Most Important Congenital Heart Disease Outcome Measures

Parents of children with congenital heart disease noted survival statistics, surgeon-specific experience, and complication rates were the most important categories of outcome measures.

Acute Kidney Injury Risk in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Heart Surgery

Acute Kidney Injury Risk in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Heart Surgery

The researchers found a correlation between the magnitude of nadir platelet counts and severity of acute kidney injury.

AHA: Pregnancy Management With Congenital Heart Disease

AHA: Pregnancy Management With Congenital Heart Disease

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

FDA: Limit Use of General Anesthesia in Young Children

FDA: Limit Use of General Anesthesia in Young Children

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.

Rheumatic Heart Disease: Diagnosis and Management

Rheumatic Heart Disease: Diagnosis and Management

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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.

Blood Pressure Dysfunction Tied to Childhood Adversity

Blood Pressure Dysfunction Tied to Childhood Adversity

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

Time of Day and In-Hospital CPR Administration in Children

Time of Day and In-Hospital CPR Administration in Children

Children received CPR at night were 12% less likely to survive.

USPSTF Recommendations on Childhood Obesity

USPSTF Recommendations on Childhood Obesity

The draft recommendation is similar to the 2010 final recommendation made by the USPSTF, but specifies teens for further clarification.

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