Hypoplastic left heart syndrome likely caused by genetic factors

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), a severe cardiovascular malformation that is difficult to treat and often lethal, is caused primarily by genetic factors, according to a new study by researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

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Environment plays role in complex heart defect

A congenital heart disease that often leads to death in newborns is significantly more common during the summer, leading researchers to believe that the environment, and not just genes that affect the heart, may play a role in causing “mini-epidemics” of this disease. Continue reading Environment plays role in complex heart defect

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First Common Gene Found for Congenital Heart Disease; Acting Very Early in Development, Tied to Most Common Birth Defect

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TCFC completes two in-utero fetal cardiac interventions to treat HLHS

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Rebuilding a whole heart for children born with only half of one

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Illustrations of different types of CHD

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pulse oximetry

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Defects Continue reading pulse oximetry

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