Chicago teen receives rare heart-lung transplant

Spencer Kolman, 15, from Chicago, Illinois, was the only child in the United States to receive a rare heart-lung transplant that year. His lungs had severe scarring due to long ago chemotherapy as a baby.
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These days patients that are still in the womb have their heart rates measured on a regular basis to spot conditions such as fetal bradycardia or tachycardia or decreased variability. This is typically done in a hospital using specialty equipment tha...
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Influenza is the leading cause of vaccine-preventable deaths in the United States. Influenza also tops the list of the burden of disease and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) according to a Eurosurveillance article. The flu is more likely to cause severe illness and harm pregnant women as compared to women who are not pregnant. Changes in the immune system, heart, and lungs during pregnancy make pregnant women (including women up to two weeks following childbirth) more susceptible to severe illness from flu, including illness that directly results in hospitalization. Pregnant women with influenza also have a...
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(University of Sussex) Checking the heartbeat of babies in the womb is set to become more accurate and less stressful for expectant mothers thanks to research by the University of Sussex.
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Doctors say Lacey's recovery is remarkable and defies the odds - and she should live a normal life.
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Ultrasound in Obstetrics&Gynecology,Volume 52, Issue S1, Page 134-134, October 2018.
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AbstractCongenital heart diseases (CHDs) are reported in 0.8% of newborns. Numerous factors influence cardiovascular development and CHD prevalence, and possibly also development of cardiovascular disease later in life. However, known factors explain the probable etiology in only a fraction of patients. Past large-scale population-based studies have made invaluable contributions to the understanding of cardiac disease, but none recruited participants prenatally and focused on the neonatal period. The Copenhagen Baby Heart Study (CBHS) is a population-based study of the prevalence, spectrum, and prognosis of structural and ...
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