Search Tag: congenital heart defects

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Paediatric Pulmonary Hypertension on the Rise

2015 17 Aug

A recent review of 15 years worth of data in a national paediatric medical database shows a significant increase in hospitalisations for children due to pulmonary hypertension. The report is published in Pediatrics. As reported by researchers from Johns Hopkins, hospitalisations for pulmonary hypertension have doubled between 1997 and 2012. Charges... Read more

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3D Printing Makes Heart Surgery Safer for Children

2015 01 Feb

Aside from making surgery safer for children with congenital heart disease, 3D printing technology can reduce the duration as well as the number of invasive procedures required — thus minimising healthcare costs. A case in point is when a cardiac surgeon in the US recently used a 3D printed heart as a model to plan a life-saving procedure for his young... Read more

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#euroecho: 3D Printed Heart = Fewer Heart Surgeries

2014 05 Dec

Doctors can perfect procedures on a model before the interventionNew 3D printed heart technology could reduce the number of heart surgeries in children with congenital heart disease, according to Dr Peter Verschueren who spoke on the topic today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2014.1 Dr Verschueren brought 3D printed models of the heart to his lecture including... Read more

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Congenital Heart Surgery: High-Quality Hospitals Offer Lowest-Cost Care

2014 28 Nov

A new study has found that US children’s hospitals providing the highest-quality care for children undergoing heart surgery also appear to deliver care most efficiently at a low cost. The study, led by the University of Michigan, covered 30,670 heart surgery patients aged 0-18 years across 27 different hospitals. The findings were presented at the American... Read more


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