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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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First Trimester Maternal Ondansetron Use Not Linked With Cardiac Malformation Risk

First Trimester Maternal Ondansetron Use Not Linked With Cardiac Malformation Risk

Maternal use of ondansetron during the first trimester of pregnancy was not found to be associated with cardiac or congenital malformation in offspring but may be linked to oral cleft development.

Risk for Congenital Heart Defects in Offspring of Mothers With Obesity

Risk for Congenital Heart Defects in Offspring of Mothers With Obesity

Although congenital heart defects are more frequent in offspring of mothers with overweight or obesity, the relationship between maternal overweight and obesity and risk for complex and specific heart defects is not well defined.

Percutaneous Transcatheter Occlusion Device Approved for PDA Closure

Percutaneous Transcatheter Occlusion Device Approved for PDA Closure

The pea-sized device is a self-expanding wire mesh that is inserted through an incision in the leg and guided through vessels to the heart, where it is placed to seal the opening.

Tetralogy of Fallot: Long-Term Outcomes After Surgical Repair

Tetralogy of Fallot: Long-Term Outcomes After Surgical Repair

Overall long-term transplant-free survival in repaired Tetralogy of Fallot is favorable.

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.

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