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Treatment of congenital heart defects in children  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
The Island (subscription)For example, in cases of small ventricular septal defects, the "hole in the heart" often becomes smaller, eventually closing by itself, as the child grows. ...

Study Suggests Increased Risk of Birth Defects With UTI Treatments  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
MedPage TodayCephalosporins had one "statistically significant increased OR for atrial septal defects (AOR 1.9, 95% CI 1.1 to 3.2). The authors noted that because the ...

AGA Medical Receives Product Approvals in China  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
ReutersThe AMPLATZER Multi-Fenestrated Septal Occluder "Cribriform" is designed for use in multiple-hole atrial septal defects, an abnormal opening in the wall ...

AGA Medical Wins Injunction Against Occlutech`s Figulla Flex  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
ReutersAMPLATZER products significantly advanced the treatment of the most common congenital "holes in the heart," such as atrial septal defects, patent foramen ...

AGA Medical to Webcast Third-Quarter Earnings Conference Call Tuesday, Nov. 3  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
ReutersAMPLATZER products significantly advanced the treatment of the most common congenital "holes in the heart," such as atrial septal defects, patent foramen ...

The basics of congenital heart defects  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
The Island (subscription)...having to work much harder than normal to pump the blood and is usually combined with septal defects that try to circumvent the severe obstruction. ...

The clinical presentation and diagnosis of  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
The Island (subscription)Other defects, like small atrial septal defects, may go undiagnosed until the teenage years or for that matter, even into adult life. ...

Types of congenital cardiac malformations in children  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
The Island (subscription)Some of these are due to septal defects and are colloquially known as "hole-in-the-heart" conditions. The septum is a wall of tissue which separates the ...

AGA Medical wins new Chinese product approvals  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Trading Markets (press release)The Amplatzer multi-fenestrated septal occluder 'Cribriform' is designed for use in multiple-hole atrial septal defects, an abnormal opening in the wall ...

NMT Medical Inc., Q3 2009 Earnings Call Transcript  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Seeking Alpha (blog)For example, in April we received pre-market approval in the US for the STARFlex cardiac septal repair implant for patients with ventricular septal defects ...

Biophan Technologies, Inc. - Medical Equipment - Deals and Alliances Profile ...  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
PR-inside.com (press release)...a heart valve and an occluder for the treatment of atrial septal defects, a hole in the wall separating the left and right chambers of the heart. ...

Little Hearts, Big Problems  -  ‎Aug 10, 2009‎
Wall Street JournalAmong the few devices approved for pediatric heart patients is a plug for such small hole-in-the-heart malformations as septal defects. Now a heart valve,

AGA Medical Announces Verdict in Jury Phase of Patent Infringement ...  -  ‎Aug 6, 2009‎
Business Wire (press release)Several of these devices have been major innovations in the treatment of the most common congenital "holes in the heart," such as atrial septal defects,

Local puts his heart into latest project  -  ‎Aug 13, 2009‎
Vernon Morning StarNow 49, Kienlein has been living with tricuspid, atresia, atrial and vent septal defects his whole life, which cause congestive heart failure,

Evaluation of a new hybrid technique for closure of muscular ...  -  ‎Jul 23, 2009‎
The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryObjective: Therapy for muscular ventricular septal defects beyond the moderator band, especially in neonates and infants, has always been challenging for

Fixing China's broken hearts: paediatric cardiac clinic  -  ‎Aug 7, 2009‎
The AustralianShe explains that youngsters with atrial and ventricular septal defects, holes in the heart, are prone to sickness and infections, and develop more slowly

AGA Medical's Patent Upheld By UK Court  -  ‎Aug 3, 2009‎
istockAnalyst.com (press release)...has reported that a UK court has determined that an AGA-held patent for its atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale devices is valid.

Babies at risk from vitamin E?  -  ‎Aug 1, 2009‎
Buxton AdvertiserThese children had various congenital defects, including Tetralogy of Fallot, atrioventricular or ventricular septal defects, aortic or pulmonary valve

Dichiarato valido il brevetto di AGA Medical nella causa per ...  -  ‎Jul 31, 2009‎
Business Wire (press release)...dispositivi per la riparazione di difetti del setto atriale (Atrial Septal Defects, ASD) e dei forami ovali pervi (Patent Foramen Ovale, PFO) è valido.

Patent van AGA Medical geldig verklaard in Britse rechtszaak tegen ...  -  ‎Jul 31, 2009‎
Business Wire (press release)...(AGA) meldt dat een Brits gerechtshof heeft bepaald dat het patent van AGA voor Atrial Septal Defects (ASD) en Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) geldig is.

AGA Medical Corporation Begins Proceedings Against Occlutech to ...  -  Jan 29, 2009
PR Newswire (press release),Several of these devices have been major innovations in the treatment of the most common congenital "holes in the heart", such as atrial septal defects and

AGA Medical Receives Approval for AMPATZER(R) Duct Occluder (ADO)  -  Jan 12, 2009
DOTmed.com (press release),Several of these devices have been major innovations in the treatment of the most common congenital "holes in the heart," such as atrial septal defects,

The Leader who Cares  -  Jan 15, 2009
Express Healthcare Management,...in Indian population, Phase-III Clinical Investigation of EB Sideri's Button device for closure of arterial septal defects and patent ductus arteriosus,

Postępy w kardiologii dziecięcej  -  Jan 12, 2009
Medycyna Praktyczna,Use of the Amplatzer muscular ventricular septal defect occluder for closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects. Heart, 2007; 93: 355-358 18.

Healing Holes In The Heart  -  Dec 17, 2008
WFtv.com,A new catheter delivery procedure was recently approved by the FDA to close atrial septal defects. Instead of the mesh "dumbbell," the procedure uses a

RUMC Study Investigates Non-Surgical Placement of a Gore-tex Type ...  -  Dec 29, 2008
DOTmed.com (press release),It is currently approved by the FDA for the treatment of atrial septal defects (ASDs), a congenital heart defect found in young children.

Paroxetine, Fluoxetine in Early Pregnancy Linked to Heart Defects ...  -  Dec 5, 2008
MedscapeVentricular septal defects of the heart were considered major anomalies because of the risk for endocarditis. Significant neurodevelopmental or functional

How fabrics are re-fashioning medicine  -  Dec 9, 2008
CNN InternationalAlthough an Occluder-style device has already been used successfully for some years in plugging Atrial Septal Defects, another type of heart hole,

AGA Medical Corporation Partners With Professional Football Player ...  -  Dec 18, 2008
International Business Times,Several of these devices have been major innovations in the treatment of themost common congenital "holes in the heart", such as atrial septal defects

Fruit Fly Research May Lead To Better Understanding Of Human Heart ...  -  Dec 4, 2008
Science Daily (press release)In addition, TBX20 variants were identified in four children with atrial septal defects. This research was funded by grants from the National Heart,

Sonographic Findings in Trisomy 9  -  Dec 23, 2008
Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (subscription)Cardiac anomalies were present in 4 of our 6 cases; ventricular septal defects specifically were identified in 3 of these. Previous reports have estimated

The Foundation for the Children of Iran Successfully Completes ...  -  Dec 6, 2008
Payvand,Ali was born with transposition of the great arteries with ventricular septal defects and pulmonary arterial and valvar stenosis.

AGA Medical Receives European CE Mark Approval for AMPLATZER(R ...  -  Dec 3, 2008
CNW Telbec (Communiqué de presse),Several of these devices have been major innovations in the treatment of the most common congenital "holes in the heart", such as atrial septal defects and

Paxil Attorney: Your Guide to the Truth  -  Jul 22, 2008
Best Syndication,The most common forms of Paxil induced birth defects of the heart were atrial septal defects or ventricular septal defects. It cannot be stressed enough

Alaska births are at higher risk  -  Jul 17, 2008
Anchorage Daily News (subscription),Chief among those were "atrial septal defects" and "ventricular septal defects" involving holes in the walls of the heart. But Alaska also posted higher

Latest Advances In Interventional Cardiology For Congenital Heart ...  -  Jul 18, 2008
Medical News Today (press release),...structural heart disease moderated by Dr. Cliff Kavinsky, interventional cardiologist; and a program on closure of ventricular septal defects by Amin.

Atrial septal aneurysm associated with additional cardiovascular ...  -  Jul 19, 2008
7thSpace Interactive (press release),ECG signs of incomplete or complete right bundle branch block are known to be associated with atrial septal defects, however such correlation with other

Role of Tomographic Ultrasound Imaging With Spatiotemporal Image ...  -  Jun 24, 2008
Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (subscription)The purpose of this study was to test the possibility of diagnosing ventricular septal defects (VSDs) by using tomographic ultrasound imaging (TUI) on

Kate Gillespie: Preparing for the Battle Over Paxil and Birth Defects  -  Jul 12, 2008
Lawyers and SettlementsMost of the cardiac defects observed in studies related to Paxil range from septal defects to complete deformation of the heart.

FELLOWS IN THE NEWS  -  Jul 1, 2008
AAP News (subscription)As a result of his research, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first device for closing atrial septal defects in children in 2001.

Dr. Ziyad M. Hijazi Installed as 2008-09 President of SCAI  -  May 13, 2008
Earthtimes (press release),As a result of his research, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the first device for closing atrial septal defects in children in 2001.

Gore Receives Approval From FDA For Unique Patent Foramen Ovale ...  -  May 5, 2008
Business Wire (press release),The GORE HELEX Septal Occluder became widely available in the US in 2007 and is FDA approved for the treatment of Atrial Septal Defects (ASD),

Prescribing in pregnancy  -  Apr 30, 2008
British Journal of Psychiatry (subscription),A study based on these data suggested an association between paroxetine and cardiac septal defects: 9 of 330 paroxetine-exposed infants, 5 had septal

Novel Surgical Biomaterial Receives Regulatory Approvals  -  May 14, 2008
Medgadget.com,...and as an intracardiac patch or pledget for tissue repair of structural problems such as septal defects", according to a company representative.

Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft and Other SSRI Antidepressants Tied to ...  -  May 6, 2008
Newsinferno.com,Most of the heart defects reported in these studies were atrial and ventricular septal defects (holes in the walls of the chambers of the heart).

Paxil Linked to Heart-Related Birth Defects  -  Apr 23, 2008
Newsinferno.com,Most of the birth defects seen in the study were heart related, and the most common heart malformations were ventricular septal defects, which are holes

FDA expands "extracellular-matrix" biomaterial indications to ...  -  May 8, 2008
TheHeart.Org,...and as an intracardiac patch or pledget for tissue repair of structural problems such as septal defects," according to a CorMatrix press release.

Analysis of benign ventricular tumors: Long-term outcome after ...  -  May 1, 2008
The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryPericardial patches were used for closure of atrial/ventricular septal defects in 14 (26%) patients who had atrial tumor resection and 1 (2%) patient who

Beating-heart patch closure of muscular ventricular septal defects ...  -  Mar 18, 2008
The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryObjectives: Safe and effective device closure of ventricular septal defects remains a challenge. We have developed a transcardiac approach to close

Specialized Care Essential for Women With Congenital Heart Disease ...  -  Feb 28, 2008
FOXBusiness...hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, mitral valve prolapse and intracardiac shunts such as atrial septal defects and ventricular septal defects.

Ghana: 12 Kids Receive Free Cardiac Surgery  -  Mar 11, 2008
AllAfrica.com,The surgeons used a cost-effective method, named Ventular Septal Defects (VSD), which technology would be transferred to the KATH staff.

Checkups good place to start  -  Feb 27, 2008
Joliet Herald News,These conditions may include atrial septal defects and ventricular septal defects, as well as more complex problems. Children can also develop heart disease

PFO Closure and Migraines  -  Mar 7, 2008
MedPage Today,There has been a remarkable amount of excitement about closing patent foramen ovales (PFO's) or larger atrial septal defects (ASDs) to cure intractable

Rush University Medical Center to  -  Jan 29, 2008
Ad-Hoc-News (Pressemitteilung),...to treat patients with congenital heart problems such as atrial septal defects, ventricular septal defects, and heart and pulmonary valve replacements.

Occlutech Wins Confirmation of its Intellectual Property Position ...  -  Feb 6, 2008
PR Newswire (press release),Occlusion devices are used to treat structural heart disease, including structural heart defects and abnormalities such as Atrial Septal Defects, (ASD),

Medtronic and Arbor Surgical sign licensing agreement  -  Jan 29, 2008
Trading Markets (press release),Heart Disease therapy objectives, which are focused on developing effective options for valve disease, septal defects and atrial fibrillation.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 3:14:40 PM (IST) Mangalore: Complex ...  -  Feb 12, 2008
Daijiworld.com,...heart disease – Atrial (sinus venosus) and Ventricular Septal Defects, Pulmonary Valvular Stenosis, Binodal disease (Sick sinus syndrome + AV block).

Docs perform complex heart surgery  -  Feb 9, 2008
Newindpress,...`angiogram’ and diagnosed a complex heart disease with atrial (sinus venosus) and `ventricular septal defects’, `pulmonary valvular stenosis’,

Child cardiac patients' woes at NICVD  -  Dec 25, 2007
The Daily Star,As there is no separate OT [operating theatre], it sometime takes three months for surgeries for Arterial Septal Defects and Ventricular Septal Defects,"

Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease  -  Dec 11, 2007
The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryFor instance, patients with multiple ventricular septal defects are now, in the neonatal period, treated with this device. Now we have a group of 5 patients

Pediatric Heart Patients a World Apart  -  Dec 18, 2007
UCSF Today,Other operations include repair of heart valves, closure of septal defects, correction of anomalous venous connections and palliation of single-ventricle

Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease  -  Dec 11, 2007
The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryThis phenomenon is seen in patients with atrial septal defects with a huge Qp/Qp ratio. These are all due to geometric changes.

Heart baby needs funds for surgery  -  Dec 19, 2007
Malay Mail,The baby has several heart complications including AV septal defects where there are two large holes in the heart, the blood vessels to the lungs are

Theregen Completes Enrollment of Anginera Phase I Safety Trial ...  -  Dec 5, 2007
Business Wire (press release),...dysfunction who are undergoing surgery for a variety of reasons, including Coronary Artery Disease and ischemia, heart valve disease, or septal defects.

prenatal detection of congenital heart disease in southern nevada  -  Nov 20, 2007
Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (subscription)57 (28 atrioventricular [av] septal defects and 29 av connection abnormalities) had serious congenital heart defects that could have been diagnosed by a

heartfelt gesture  -  Nov 10, 2007
Sacramento Bee,...a pediatric heart surgeon at sutter's memorial hospital, said about 1 million babies are born with ventricular septal defects worldwide every year,

straight to the heart  -  Nov 13, 2007
EMS Magazine,...there can be either an atrial septal defect or ventricular septal defect. ventricular septal defects are among the most common congenital heart defects,

young ivy has hole-in-heart  -  Nov 6, 2007
Modern Ghana,...various medical examinations including a 2d colour dopper echocardiogram, revealed a hole-in-heart condition known as ventricular septal defects (vsd);

miracle in the making  -  Nov 12, 2007
Cleburne Times-Review,...“they did an echo and he was diagnosed with transposition of the great vessels with ventricular inversion, five ventricular septal defects, one of them very



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