Category Archive: Cardiac Center

Jul 10 2014

Electrocardiogram Use Varies for Infants With ALTEs

The most common underlying diagnoses related to ALTEs are gastroesophageal reflux and upper respiratory illness. Clinicians also consider cardiac causes, but no standardized method is used to evaluate patients with ALTEs, especially with regard to electrocardiograms (ECGs) as a diagnostic tool.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/electrocardiogram-use-varies-infants-altes/

Aug 08 2013

CHOP Researcher Helps Discover a Cause for Abnormal Heart Vessels

A pediatric cardiologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a first author of new research identifying a mutation that disrupts the formation of veins bringing blood to the heart very early in development.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-researcher-helps-discover-a-cause-for-abnormal-heart-vessels/

Jun 27 2013

CHOP Scientist Collaborates in Key Gene Findings in Pediatric Heart Disease

A physician-scientist from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Elizabeth Goldmuntz, MD, is one of the senior leaders of a research consortium reporting important gene changes that may help explain why children are born with heart defects.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-scientist-collaborates-in-key-gene-findings-in-pediatric-heart-disease/

Apr 30 2013

CHOP Cardiologist Receives Major Teaching Award at American College of Cardiology Conference

Pediatric cardiologist Paul M. Weinberg, MD, FAAC, received the 2013 Distinguished Teacher Award at the American College of Cardiology’s national conference, called ACC.13, on March 11 in San Francisco.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-cardiologist-receives-major-teaching-award-at-american-college-of-cardiology-acc-conference/

Feb 22 2013

Some Kids With Heart Defects May Experience Abnormal Growth Regulation

Children who are born with complex heart defects like congenital heart disease can often have poor growth. A new study from a pediatric cardiologist and her team at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia suggests that that this poor growth may stem from factors beyond deficient nutrition, and may include abnormalities in overall growth regulation.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/some-kids-with-heart-defects-may-experience-abnormal-growth-regulation/