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Stay up to date on CHD Awareness articles, CHD research projects, Pulse Ox and teen screening and more by visiting the News link.  If you're interested in participating in our annual fundraiser, picnic and photo calendar, please visit the Events link.

Alerts

Drug Watch  
Friday, March 6, 2015
Washington Mom Sues Over Daughter’s Heart Defect 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Wellbutrin Linked to Serious Heart Problems  
Thursday, April 21, 2011
"Researchers found that more than 12,700 infants born from 1997 to 2004 in the United States whose mothers were taking Wellbutrin during the pregnancy, had more than double the risk of a heart defect known as left outflow defects."

Awareness

Boston Children's Hospital surpasses predicted surgery outcomes for 2015 
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Little Hearts member, age 12 bringing awareness to the #1 Birth defect 
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Cora age 9 bringing awareness to #1 birth defect 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

CHD Survivor News

Player with CHD returns to Baseball after open heart surgery 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Ten year old CHD Survivor Little League All-Star baseball Star 
Thursday, July 18, 2013
5 Questions: Robby Benson shares lessons from heart surgeries 
Saturday, October 27, 2012
CHD survivor actor Robby Benson sharies his lessons from open heart surgeries.

Features

More Americans living with congenital heart defects 
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Best Children's Hospital 2016-2017 U.S. News Ranking 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
True Hearts Revealed in video by Camp Meridian 
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Research

UMN researchers find the link between heart and blood cells in early development 
Friday, October 7, 2016
"The importance of these studies by the Perlingeiro laboratory is the discovery of key regulatory factors governing blood and heart formation," said Daniel Garry, M.D., Ph.D, director of the Lillehei Heart Institute at the University of Minnesota, and co-author in this study. "The clinical significance of these findings rests in the possibility of targeting these newly discovered networks to promote the development of blood or heart tissue in congenital diseases and following injuries in adults."
University of Minnesota Biomedical Engineering Research 
Friday, October 7, 2016
"Doctor Bob Tranquillo heads the Department Of Biomedical Engineering. He and his team have figured out how to grow cells into blood vessels and heart valves. What's remarkable is that the blood vessels grow with age. "We've shown we can implant these into young lambs and then have them grow literally into adulthood."
Genetically-modified probiotic may one day treat pulmonary hypertension 
Thursday, September 15, 2016
This information is according to a study presented to the AHA's Council on Hypertension 2016 Scientific Sessions.

Screening

Screening babies for critical congenital heart defects 
Friday, October 7, 2016
Washington newborns will be screened for CHDs 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Arab Times - Early Detection Critical for Babies with CHD 
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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