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July 10, 2019

LOCKWOOD, Mo. — Dylan Gallup, 16, of Lockwood, has never let his congenital heart defect stand in the way of living his best life.

“I feel that I’m lucky, to say the least, and God made sure I stayed alive for a reason,” Dylan said.

Each year in Missouri, heart disease c...

April 26, 2019

Discover more about the collaborative research from Germany that sheds new light on the genetic basis behind congenital heart defects.

Using state-of-the-art gene analysis methods, a German team of researchers was able to show that a complex congenital heart defect orig...

April 26, 2019

Initially, the problem with Marino's heart – a too-narrow pulmonary valve and a hole between two chambers of the heart – escaped detection. He was five months old before the problem became clear as day. Rather than the pink bundle of joy his parents expected, "I was a...

March 15, 2019

Abbott has received FDA approval for its Amplatzer Piccolo Occluder, which the medtech giant describes as the world’s first implant designed for babies weighing as little as two pounds.

The device, smaller than a pea, is used in a minimally invasive procedure to treat p...

March 14, 2019

Effective July 1, Idaho medical providers will screen all newborns for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) as part of the panel of required screenings in the state.

Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect and can range from mild to very se...

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