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Elevated Blood Pressure in Young Adults Associated with Middle-Age Heart Issues

Young adults who had blood pressure that was elevated but still within normal range for long periods of time were more likely to show signs of cardiac dysfunction in middle age, according to a study published June 22 in the … Continue reading

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Newest Book on the shelf at Barnes and Noble

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My Mother’s Day Gift

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Symposium – Congenital Heart Disease

June 26-27, 2015 (Orlando, FL) In this one-of-a kind national congenital heart disease (CHD) Symposium, parents, caregivers and family members will learn the latest information on caring for their CHD child and new medical treatments to help them as they … Continue reading

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Must See Video

This is a must see CNN video about babies and their heart surgery. Shocking! http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/01/health/st-marys-medical-center/index.html

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One of the longest living Heart Transpants Dies

Check this out. He live 30 years with two different hearts. Nick is at 24 with the same heart. http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/rockland/2015/04/23/jason-blatter-pediatric-heart-transplant/26262899/

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Please Comment

The last day to comment on the policy regarding transplant surgeons and physicians is tomorrow. If you haven’t done so I ask you to please consider doing so. http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/governance/public-comment/establish-pediatric-training-and-experience-bylaws-requirements/

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Report on congenital heart surgery outcomes is made available to public

  The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has made public its first report of pediatric and congenital heart surgery outcomes from the Congenital Heart Surgery Database. The report included four-year observed, expected and risk-adjusted center-level surgery-related mortality rates for the aggregate … Continue reading

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Please read and comment

Dear transplant families and friends,  I am writing to you today as a parent of a pediatric transplant patient to request your help in advancing the care of pediatric transplant patients across the country.  The United Network for Organ Sharing, or … Continue reading

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“Little Hats, Big Hearts” Generating an Over-the-Top Response

Volunteers for the American Heart Association and Mended Little Hearts are knitting red hats for all babies born in February at participating hospitals to raise awareness of congenital heart defects. They hope to have as many babies as possible in … Continue reading

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