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Call for Europe-wide screening of babies for heart defects

CCHD occur in around two in every 1,000 newborn babies, and are a leading cause of infant death. Timely diagnosis is crucial for the best outcome for these babies...Read More

Early detection of congenital heart disease

It is a clinical paradox that the most benign lesions such as small ventricle septal defect or mild pulmonary stenosis, are more likely to be detected on routine newborn examination...Read More

66% decline in child mortality rate but most new-born still die in India

India has witnessed 66 per cent decline in the under-five mortality rate from 1990 to 2015 but most of the new-born deaths — 24 per cent of all — still occur in the country, according to a new UN report...Read More

What’s killing India’s newborns?

Low birthrate along with premature births were responsible for over 50 per cent of neonatal deaths in India in 2015, according to a recent Lancet study. Here’s a list of all causes...Read More

Poverty, Socioeconomic Status Linked To Risk of Heart Disease in Kids

According to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association children from socially and economically disadvantaged families and appear more likely to have thicker carotid artery walls...Read More

Parents Favour Boys Over Girls for Free Heart Treatment in Northern India

The research published in Heart Asia and reproduced in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) says this gender bias is apparent for all ages of child and for parents living in both rural and urban communities...Read More

Pulse ox plus auscultation reliable for congenital heart screening

Pulse oximetry (POX) plus cardiac auscultation is a reliable method for neonatal congenital heart disease screening, according to a study published online Sept. 22 in Pediatrics...Read More

India climbs 10 spots on world giving index for 2017

The eighth edition of the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) World Giving Index 2017 indicates that global giving has declined across continents with only Africa recording a a positive shift in giving habits...Read More

Health Is Improving Globally, But India Still Has The Most Child Deaths

India still has the largest share of deaths of children under the age of five, new data from the Global Burden of Disease (2016), published early on Friday morning in the medical journal Lancet, shows...Read More

Hridayam to care for children with CHD

Under Hridayam, the government is partnering with Unicef, Children’s Heartlink USA, and major paediatric cardiac care centres in the public and private sector to facilitate treatment of children with CHD...Read More

Surgery, survival and skating to success

Congenital heart patient and Double Gold Medallist (Compulsory and Free), Amonn AL-Mahrouq, stormed to yet another victory during the April 2015 International Inclusive Ice Skating Championships...Read More

Clinical Experience with the Artificial Heart Lung Preparation

On May 8 1975 the Brazilian surgeon Adib Jatene finally achieved the first total correction of TGA - beginning a new era for those born with the condition. They now have a greater than 90% survival rate...Read More

Outpatient closure of the patent ductus arteriosus

IN 1939, Gross and Hubbard1 began the era of congenital heart surgery when they reported the first successful ligation of a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)...Read More

Robert H. Bartlett Receives Bakken Scientific Achievement Award

Ground-breaking and internationally recognized medical researcher, surgeon, and professor Robert H. Bartlett, MD today was awarded the 2018 Earl Bakken Scientific Achievement Award...Read More

6-year-old completes triathlon after 3 open-heart surgeries

When 6-year-old Jack Foley crossed the finish line last month at the Long Beach Kids Triathlon, it was more than an athletic achievement. His completion marked a remarkable recovery...Read More

The heart of innovation - Lorraine Sweeney Nicoli

7-year-old Lorraine Sweeney came to Boston Children's Hospital with a diagnosis of patent ductus arterioles, a congenital heart defect consisting of a persistent abnormal...Read More

Admedus Launches Adapt Technology in India

In a significant development for Indian patients requiring treatment for structural or congenital heart disease and defects, Admedus Limited in partnership with Syncronei Medical India Pvt Ltd...Read More

Key Questions for Congenital Heart Care

5 heart questions is KEY for babies with congenital heart defects, courtesy of Children's Heartcare of Atlanta...Read More

Emily D’Ambrosio – Smelling the Roses

Emily was born and raised in NY but now enjoys the warmer weather of NC. She loves Jesus, her big Italian family...Read More

3D Printing and Stem Cell Research Advance Treatment for Congenital Heart Disease

Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect in the world Read More

Device aims to help kids born with congenital heart defects, like Jimmy Kimmel's son

Late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel made headlines last year Read More

UK healthcare award winner wants unique rehab centre in India

Kashmira Sangle, who trained as a physiotherapist in Maharashtra Read More

Heart disease deaths on the rise in India, new study warns

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Read More

More women may be experiencing depression during pregnancy

Daughters of women who became depressed during pregnancy Read More

Study recommends early treatment for babies' neuromuscular disorder

Washington D.C. [USA], July 17 (ANI): A new study suggests that children Read More

Women's fertility may be related to heart disease risk factors

For women who have problems conceiving, it might be useful to check lipids Read More

Docyard : Keep your heart healthy

Aneurysm is a swelling that occurs in the blood vessels due to the weakening Read More

Over 17mn babies born in China in 2017

Some 17.58 million babies were born in China last year Read More

Here’s why the urban population is more likely to have heart attacks

Mumbai: According to the study published in the Lancet Global Health Read More

2018 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Read More

Ross procedure boosts survival for younger valve replacement candidates

Despite its relative rarity in clinical practice, the Ross procedure provides a survival Read More

Efficacy of catheter interventions in the early and very early postoperative period after CHD operation

Background: Catheter interventions for residual lesions in the early postoperative period Read More

Shining a light on the health and wellbeing of young children with heart disease

A study by medical researchers from UNSW Sydney and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network has shown that Read More