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Pregnancy complications increase risk for premature CHD in adults

June 27, 2017

Read the Perspective from Margo B. Minissian, PhD, ACNP, CLS, AACC, FAHA

Babies born to mothers with pregnancy complications had an increased risk for premature CHD as young adults, according to a study in Heart Asia.

“These recent findings indicate that intrauterine factors, in tandem with genetic predisposition and postnatal environmental exposures, might contribute to a precocious atherosclerosis and increase the risk of later CVD,” Andriany Qanitha, a PhD candidate in the department of cardiothoracic surgery at the AMC Heart Centre at the University of Amsterdam, and colleagues wrote.

Texas Children’s Hospital ranked No. 1 for pediatric cardiology, heart surgery

June 27, 2017
Texas Children’s Hospital has been named at the best hospital for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. “This ranking is…
Perspective

USPSTF recommends screening for obesity in children, adolescents

June 20, 2017
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that clinicians screen for obesity in children and adolescents aged at least 6 years and offer or refer them to…
In the Journals

Survival after interventional treatment for congenital heart disease improving

June 14, 2017
Interventional treatment of congenital heart disease has progressed during the past 40 years and has led to improved survival rates, although survival remains lower than…
In the JournalsPerspective

Pregnancy complications increase risk for premature CHD in adults

June 27, 2017
Babies born to mothers with pregnancy complications had an increased risk for premature CHD as young adults, according to a study in Heart Asia. …

Texas Children’s Hospital ranked No. 1 for pediatric cardiology, heart surgery

June 27, 2017
Texas Children’s Hospital has been named at the best hospital for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. …

Perspective

USPSTF recommends screening for obesity in children, adolescents

June 20, 2017
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that clinicians screen for obesity in children and adolescents aged at least 6 years and offer or…

In the Journals

Survival after interventional treatment for congenital heart disease improving

June 14, 2017
Interventional treatment of congenital heart disease has progressed during the past 40 years and has led to improved survival rates, although…

In the Journals

Early life exposure to CV risk factors affects cognition in adults

June 12, 2017
The cumulative burden of CV risk factors, especially BP, cholesterol and smoking, during childhood and adolescence affects midlife cognitive…

Special Issue Article

Transition of Adolescents and Young Adults with Congenital Heart Disease: Challenges, Progress, and Future Improvements

Pediatric Annals, June 2017, Volume 46 Issue 6
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common and perhaps most widely variable birth defect. Decades of improved CHD care has resulted in a…

In the Journals

Smaller occlusion device may benefit children with patent ductus arteriosus

June 8, 2017
Patients with patent ductus arteriosus treated with an occlusion device designed for small- to moderate-sized ducts had improved outcomes, according…

FDA News

FDA clears wireless cardiac monitoring device

June 7, 2017
The FDA cleared a portable cardiac monitoring device that offers ECG technology and a digital stethoscope for patients with heart disease, Eko…

Meeting News

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…

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