heart defects

Energy drinks could be deadly for young people with heart conditions
Energy drinks could be deadly for young people with heart conditions (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A world-first study has found that having just one to two energy drinks could be life-threatening for some young people with no known history of heart disease. Published in the International Journal of Cardiology, the study found that people born with ... Read More »

Elevated blood-sugar levels in pregnancy tied to baby’s heart-defect risk
Elevated blood-sugar levels in pregnancy tied to baby’s heart-defect risk (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Congenital heart defects are correlated with moderate elevation of the mother’s blood sugar during pregnancy, even if she’s not diabetic, according to a new study. Pregnant women with elevated blood-sugar levels are more likely to have babies with congenital heart ... Read More »

Three ways to prevent sudden heart death in fit, young athletes
Three ways to prevent sudden heart death in fit, young athletes (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Fifteen year-old Marshall Hastings is living proof of the value of having life-saving cardiac defibrillators and trained personnel at sporting events. On a warm spring evening in 2009, he was leading a 50m race at a zone swimming carnival in ... Read More »

Improved care for babies with heart problems in the womb
Improved care for babies with heart problems in the womb (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Fetal heart experts working with the American Heart Association have developed guidelines to help healthcare providers care for unborn babies with heart problems, as well as their families. The statement, Diagnosis and Treatment of Fetal Cardiac Disease, is published in ... Read More »

Some heart birth defects may increase children’s heart infection risk
Some heart birth defects may increase children’s heart infection risk (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children with certain heart birth defects may have an increased risk for bacterial infection of their heart’s lining and valves, according to new research in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The risk for infection may also be increased ... Read More »

Signs of heart disease seen in newborns of overweight mums
Signs of heart disease seen in newborns of overweight mums (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The walls of the body’s major artery – the aorta – are already thickened in babies born to mums who are overweight or obese, finds a small study published online in the Fetal and Neonatal Edition of Archives of Disease ... Read More »

Abnormal growth in children with heart defects
Abnormal growth in children with heart defects (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The poor growth seen in children born with complex heart defects may result from factors beyond deficient nutrition. A new study by pediatric researchers suggests that abnormalities in overall growth regulation play a role. “When compared with their healthy peers, ... Read More »

 
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