Cardiovascular Diseases

The long-term impact of congenital heart surgery in childhood

June 15, 2020

Children with certain conditions are living years or decades longer than they previously could, thanks to medical advances. A new investigation looks at the long-reaching impact of congenital heart surgery.

Adverse childhood events have lifelong impact on the heart

May 14, 2020

Adverse events in childhood have a lifelong impact. A new study provides more evidence of negative cardiovascular outcomes.

Subclavian Central Venous Catheter Fracture and Embolization

February 17, 2010

The imaging studies shown are from 2 children with cancer who underwent placement of 9.6 French left subclavian central venous catheters (CVCs) to facilitate treatment. Fracture of the catheters with subsequent embolization of the distal fragment to the pulmonary arteries was noted at about 18 months after placement. Findings suggestive of impending fracture were missed in previous radiographs. In both cases, an interventional radiologist removed the fragment via percutaneous catheterization of the right femoral vein.