Wednesday 23 Jul 2014

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All posts tagged children’s heart health

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More children survive when dispatchers guide CPR

Children who have cardiac arrests are more likely to survive if emergency dispatchers talk bystanders through the steps of CPR, according to a new study. The study found that a month after cardiac arrest, survival with good brain function increased …

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Childhood cancer treatment takes toll on hearts of survivors

Cancer treatment takes a toll on the hearts of child survivors, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013. Cancer is the leading cause of

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Study links some heart birth defects to increased heart infection risk

A new American Heart Association study published Monday has found that children under age three who have had certain heart birth defects or heart surgery in the past six

Simple Science @Heart: ‘Maps’ of kids’ hearts could help correct rapid rhythms

New research could lead to a better “map” for doctors trying to fix a rare, rapid rhythm in children’s hearts. Doctors usually treat this condition by destroying the abnormal