Children who undergo cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease are at increased risk for both long-term end stage kidney disease (ESKD) and mortality, according to a new study in the Clinical Journal of American Society of Nephrology.
This month’s spotlight is Pediatric Cardiology as Contemporary Pediatrics sits down exclusively with pediatric cardiologist Cheyenne Beach, MD, to discuss the one key condition for which she believes community pediatricians should be especially aware—syncope.
Pediatric cardiothoracic surgery centers: How to compare outcomes for kids with congenital heart defects
A yearly research report highlights mortality risk data for cardiothoracic surgery centers across 5 categories of surgical outcomes for congenital heart defects (CHD) in children.
Screening for critical congenital heart defects (CCHD) is now standard across the country, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is calling for continued improvement on how data is collected and shared from the screenings.
Pediatricians must suspect Kawasaki disease (KD) in children with prolonged unexplained fever. This article reviews the latest scientific statement on KD from the American Heart Association that is of practical importance for all clinicians.
Sports have long been linked to cases of sudden cardiac arrest in the young, but a recent report shows that obesity may play a larger role than activity.
Adults who have survived childhood cancer are about 10 years ahead of their peers in terms of developing hypertension, according to a new report.
A new study reviewing whether drinking water before vaccination could help dispel feelings of postvaccination dizziness found instead that anxiety before the shot may be a bigger factor.
The risk of coronary artery lesions (CALs) in Kawasaki disease (KD) is related to CYP2E1 gene polymorphisms, a study from Taiwan confirmed.
A new device for the heart is designed to accommodate a child’s growth, potentially improving the success rate of a valve repair and reducing the need for more operations.