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Most youth with FH not sufficiently treated for hyperlipidemia

May 19, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — Opportunities exist to optimize the treatment of youth with familial hypercholesterolemia to reduce their risk for CV diseases, according to a speaker at the National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions.

“Patients with familial hypercholesterolemia have severe elevations in LDL from birth, leading to increased risk for atherosclerotic [CVD],” Sarah D. De Ferranti, MD, MPH, director of the preventive cardiology program at Boston Children’s Hospital and assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, said during a presentation here. “FH is a common inherited disorder, affecting 1 in every 250 individuals in the United States.”

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Optimization approaches key for radiation safety in children with heart disease

May 11, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — Consensus recommendations for ionizing radiation dose optimization and regulation of dose metrics are needed across multi-modality imaging procedures…

Pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect: What you should know

May 3, 2017
Pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect has become a prevalent topic in cardiology due to TV personality and comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s announcement in May
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Cardiac complications during delivery elevated in women with congenital heart disease vs. general population

April 19, 2017
Women with congenital heart disease had more complications during hospitalization for delivery vs. women without a heart defect, although occurrences were uncommon…
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Most youth with FH not sufficiently treated for hyperlipidemia

May 19, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Opportunities exist to optimize the treatment of youth with familial hypercholesterolemia to reduce their risk for CV diseases…

Meeting News

Optimization approaches key for radiation safety in children with heart disease

May 11, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — Consensus recommendations for ionizing radiation dose optimization and regulation of dose metrics are needed across…

Pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect: What you should know

May 3, 2017
Pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect has become a prevalent topic in cardiology due to TV personality and comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s

In the Journals

Cardiac complications during delivery elevated in women with congenital heart disease vs. general population

April 19, 2017
Women with congenital heart disease had more complications during hospitalization for delivery vs. women without a heart defect, although occurrences…

Special Issue Article

Postural Tachycardia Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management in Adolescents and Young Adults

Pediatric Annals, April 2017, Volume 46 Issue 4
Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) represents a common form of orthostatic intolerance that disproportionately affects young women from puberty…

Cardiology Today's top articles in March

April 3, 2017
Cardiology Today compiled a list of the top 5 stories posted to Healio.com/Cardiology in March. This month, Cardiology Today’s readers…

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Athletic patients with arrhythmias should confer with physicians on return to sports

March 24, 2017
WASHINGTON — Athletes with arrhythmias were traditionally advised against continuing to participate in sports, but that has changed, and the…

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Debate: Necessity of ECG screenings in young athletes still uncertain

March 21, 2017
WASHINGTON — While ECG screenings in school-age athletes may be necessary to reduce risk for sudden cardiac death, there are questions that…

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Minimally invasive treatment for migraines safe, effective in children

March 16, 2017
Sphenopalatine ganglion blockade is safe and effective in migraine headache treatment for children, according to a study presented at the Society of…

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Patients with anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery return to exercise after surgery

March 7, 2017
A majority of patients with anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery, including those with high-risk lesions, have been allowed to participate in…

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