Children who were born as extreme preterm infants may have a higher risk for high blood pressure and hypertension.
Most sudden cardiac deaths of teen soccer players were due to cardiomyopathies not identified during screening.
Increasing screen time trends may have a negative cardiometabolic effect on young children.
Right ventricular base/apex ratio reference values may help clinicians diagnose children with pulmonary arterial hypertension.
For pediatric patients with ventricular arrhythmias at risk for sudden cardiac death, a wearable cardioverter defibrillator seems safe and effective.
Long-term mortality is elevated even for mild congenital heart defects, but overall survival improved over time.
Early acetaminophen exposure after pediatric cardiac surgery may reduce rate of acute kidney injury.
The new blood pressure guidelines have increased the estimated population prevalence of children with elevated blood pressure from 11.8% to 14.2%.
The use of 3D-printed models is transforming congenital heart disease care by improving clinical outcomes and medical training.
Newborn screening for congenital heart disease may not detect many new cases of critical congenital heart disease, but can detect other important diseases.
Increase in estimated population prevalence of elevated blood pressure from 11.8% to 14.2% in children.
N-terminal-pro brain natriuretic peptide may be a useful biomarker for both mortality and respiratory exacerbations in pediatric patients with pulmonary hypertension.
Patients with pulmonary hypertension have a high risk for adverse events during and following cardiac catheterization, but high case volume may help ameliorate this risk.
Mothers of infants with congenital heart defects may be more likely to have cardiovascular hospitalizations.
Fewer cases of sudden infant death syndrome may be linked to genetic heart diseases than previously thought.
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.
Younger gestational age, longer postoperative duration of stay, and a confirmed genetic anomaly were associated with hearing loss after pediatric cardiac surgery.
Pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery who were from the lowest-income neighborhoods had increased mortality compared with children from the highest-income neighborhoods.
Only approximately half of pediatric patients with a blood pressure reading ≥95th percentile would be correctly classified based on BP reading.
In a recent study, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators treated sustained ventricular arrhythmias, including shocks and antitachycardia.
A pilot study will assess the effectiveness of milrinone in a small group of infants born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
Mandatory congenital heart disease screening in newborns was associated with a reduction in number of infant cardiac deaths.
Intrauterine exposure to methylphenidate is associated with an increase risk of congenital heart defects.
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.
The Cardiology Advisor Articles
- AHA/ACC: Updated Management Guidelines for Adult Congenital Heart Disease
- American Heart Association Urges Screen Time Limits for Youth
- Patient Connectivity Benefits Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome
- Genetic Screening in Preventive Care: Advances and Challenges
- Exercise Benefits for Myocardial Infarction Not Reduced by Traffic Pollutants
- Apixaban Lowers Bleeding Risk in Afib With End-Stage Kidney Disease
- Tricuspid Regurgitation Velocity Unreliable Indicator of Pulmonary Hypertension
- Supplementing Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Therapy With Nutritional Changes
- The Challenge of Compassion in Modern Healthcare Settings
- Concomitant NSAID and Anticoagulant Use May Increase Stroke, Bleeding Risk in Afib
- Low Predictive Power of Biomarkers for Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate Decline
- Relationship Between HbA1c and Coronary Artery Disease
- E-Cigarette Vapor Condensate Toxic to Alveolar Macrophages
- Death Risk Not Increased in T2DM When Risk Factors Within Target
- AHA Issues Scientific Statement on Managing Chagas Cardiomyopathy