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Happy Heart Day! by Christine P. Posted Sun 05 Feb 2012 9:28pm My boys and I went to the movies today.  We took Jonathon to see Alvin and the Chipmunks...Shipwrecked this morning. Waiting for movie to start Brotherly Love After the movies we stopped off and picked up a cake and balloons for Jonathon. Loves to get balloons ... Read on »
Happy Heart Day! by Alicia and Gavin Posted Sat 14 Feb 2009 12:00am On this day, that seems to revolve around hearts, I thought that I would give all of you a little lesson on the organ that we call the heart. Not only is it Valentine's Day, but it's the end of an important week (February 7-14) that raises awareness to Congenital Heart Defects. It's funny how this day takes on a whole new meaning when you have ... Read on »
Exercise Practice Makes Exercise Perfect by WisdomThatHeals Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:05pm Physically fit people will return to normal breathing and heart rate levels more quickly than unfit people. Why is this? Well it is partly because their bodies have been stressed more often and are more “used to” inducing a quick response to bring the body back into homeostasis. Practice makes perfect, as they say, so someone who exercises a ... Read on »
EBR Systems and Cambridge Consultants Developed First Wireless Pacing System–Pacemakers Without Leads And Wireless All Con by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 15 Nov 2011 10:31pm One of the riskiest components of a pacemaker are the leads, the series of wires led through key veins into the heart and then connected to electrodes to control the pacemaker itself. This complicated surgery brings a high level of additional risk.  The leads are also suspected to be one of pacemakers’ critical failure points.  This problem ha ... Read on »
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (Arrhythmia) by Noman Khan Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 6:54pm Arrhythmia An arrhythmia (ah-RITH-me-ah) is a problem with the speed or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm. A heartbeat that is too fast is called tachycardia. A heartbeat that is too slow is called bradycardia.Most arrhythmias are harmless, but some can be serious or ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: critical congenital heart disease by Posted Thu 30 May 2013 4:32pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed May 2013 What is critical congenital heart disease? Critical congenital heart diseas ... Read on »
Double Inlet Right Ventricle by Sabrina V. Posted Sun 29 Nov 2009 5:26am Illustration of a normally-formed human heart. Drawing of Luna's heart (the two tunnel-looking things at the top that are hard to read say LPA (Left Pulmonary Artery) and RPA (Right Pulmonary Artery)-they are the arteries that feed blood to the lungs and then to the rest of the body. Yesterday on twitter some fellow CHD parent ... Read on »
What is a Ventricular Septal Defect? by ShapeUp .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm ANNOUNCER: Ventricular septal defect, known as VSD, is a hole in the heart wall between the left and right ventricles, which are the lower pumping chambers of the heart. VSD is usually diagnosed and treated in infancy, but if it is not diagnosed until adulthood, serious problems can arise. JULIE A. KOVACH, MD: The symptoms associated with VSD va ... Read on »
Single Ventricle Alphabet Soup by Sabrina V. Posted Tue 06 Apr 2010 7:42am 1 Comment When we first learned Luna’s heart was composed of just one ventricle, the only information I could find on her rare anatomical condition was for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS ). Because of her unusual heart, bi-weekly echocardiograms at Children’s Boston became part of our regular pre-natal care. And each appointment, where I would s ... Read on »
I have searched for a good sourc ... by Art D. Patient Expert Posted Tue 18 Nov 2008 12:02am I have searched for a good source on sudden death in athletes for some time now. Finally, I found an excellent one put up by the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation Sudden Death in Athletes. The most common cause is Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). That large, slow-beating “athletic” heart may kill you. So can alcohol, energy drinks, an ... Read on »