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Data and Statistics on Congenital Heart Defects

Children with Heart Conditions Have Special Healthcare NeedsA study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 1 in 77 U.S. children reportedly had a current heart condition in 2016.(Published: September 27, 2018) Study Finds Infant Cardiac Deaths Have Declined in States that Mandate Screening for Critical Congenital Heart DiseaseThe Journal of… Read More »

Heart cells’ environment a potentially major factor in heart disease

By William Weir When it comes to heart disease, the health of the scaffold where cardiac cells grow may be a much bigger factor than previously believed. Stuart Campbell, associate professor of biomedical engineering & cellular and molecular physiology, led a team of researchers examined the effects of a diseased extracellular matrix (ECM) — the… Read More »