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The coronavirus should have everyone's attention by now, health experts say. And people with heart disease have extra reasons to be alert.

COVID-19, which was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December, has sickened tens of thousands of people and killed hu...

February 21, 2020

Nearly 1 in 100 babies in US born with heart defect, according to CDC

Here is a harsh reality: Nearly one in 100 babies in the United States is born with a heart defect, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Congenital heart defects are the most co...

February 21, 2020

Pregnancy is an exciting time for expecting parents.  As due dates draw closer, expecting parents’ anticipation and to-do lists grow. With nurseries to design, baby books to read and clothes and toys to buy, it can be easy for parents to overlook prenatal care. But pre...

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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