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Should Infants Be Treated With vWF Concentrate After Cardiac Surgery?

Should Infants Be Treated With vWF Concentrate After Cardiac Surgery?

Researchers comment on the implications of treating newborns and infants with von Willebrand factor (VWF) concentrate.

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Should Infants Be Treated With vWF Concentrate After Cardiac Surgery?

Should Infants Be Treated With vWF Concentrate After Cardiac Surgery?

Researchers comment on the implications of treating newborns and infants with von Willebrand factor (VWF) concentrate.

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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Neuropsychological Deficits Common in Pediatric Survivors of Cardiac Arrest

Neuropsychological Deficits Common in Pediatric Survivors of Cardiac Arrest

Investigators examined neuropsychological outcomes of children who survived pediatric cardiac arrest.

Time to First Defibrillation May Not Affect Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates

Time to First Defibrillation May Not Affect Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates

There was no association found between time to first defibrillation attempt and survival to discharge in this study.

Is Fetal Cardiac Intervention Ethical When Postnatal Outcome Is Uncertain?

Is Fetal Cardiac Intervention Ethical When Postnatal Outcome Is Uncertain?

Choosing an appropriate treatment strategy is a difficult endeavor when no existing prediction criteria are available and postnatal outcomes are unclear.

Transforming Congenital Heart Disease Outcomes With 3D Printing

Transforming Congenital Heart Disease Outcomes With 3D Printing

The use of 3D-printed models is transforming congenital heart disease care by improving clinical outcomes and medical training.

FDA Approves Mechanical Heart Valve for Use in Infants

FDA Approves Mechanical Heart Valve for Use in Infants

The FDA has approved a new size of the Masters Series Mechanical Heart Valve with Hemodynamic Plus Sewing Cuff for use in newborn patients with heart defects.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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