AHA News: Report Seeks Answers About Mysterious, Dangerous Heart Disease in Kids

TUESDAY, May 28, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- After an uneventful pregnancy, Amanda Blanchfield thought she had delivered a healthy baby, a boy she and her husband named Cash. A slight heart murmur clued doctors that there was a...
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Credit: Busani Bafana/IPSBy Esther Ngumbi and Ifeanyi NsoforILLINOIS, United States / ABUJA, Oct 16 2019 (IPS) United Nations World Food Day is celebrated around the world on October 16 under the theme: “Our Actions ARE Our Future. Healthy Diets for a Zero Hunger World”. This theme is timely, especially, because across Africa and around the world, there has been a gradual rise in malnutrition and diet-related non communicable diseases, as highlighted in The Lancet study and a United Nations Report published earlier this year. While 45 percent of deaths in children are from nu...
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If would-be moms and dads drink in the three months before pregnancy, and if mom drinks during the first trimester, they run the risk of having a baby with congenital heart disease
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(CNN) — Alcohol consumption during pregnancy has long been linked to congenital defects and developmental problems in newborns. Now a new study has found a link between a baby’s congenital heart defects and their prospective parents’ drinking before conception. Compared to non-drinkers, fathers who drank during the three months before conception were 44% more likely to have babies born with congenital heart disease. If the prospective dads were binge drinkers, which was defined as downing five or more drinks per session, there was a 52% higher likelihood their baby would have a congenital heart defect. Pr...
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In this study, researchers analyzed more than 150 million childbirth-related hospitalizations from 1970 until 2010. They found a more than 13-fold increase over the past forty years in women who had high blood pressure before they got pregnant or during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. They say the increase is largely due to more women becoming pregnant later in life.
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AbstractPurpose of reviewMaternal mortality in the United States is highest among all developed nations and continues to rise. The leading cause of morbidity and mortality during pregnancy and the postpartum period is cardiovascular disease. While there are large European and Canadian studies exploring the care and outcomes of moms with heart disease in pregnancy, there are no large prospective studies to guide the care of this growing group of patients in the US. We review the current approach to the management of patients with heart disease in pregnancy and the gaps in knowledge thereof.Recent findingsCurrently, antenata...
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Our story.... to begin with....is no different from many infertile couples. A perfect love marriage in 2005 with everyone's blessing after 5 years of courtship! As we began this exciting journey of togetherness, atage of 23,conscious decision was made not to start a family until be both settle well in careers, have a house of our own and descent earning to support a good standard of living. Years passed by fast and we were all set by 2009 to begin 'trying' for a baby with a confidence to be conceiving soon.....2010 came, with no success after trying for almost a year. The doctor in me alerted myown self that...
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Our story.... to begin with....is no different from many infertile couples. A perfect love marriage in 2005 with everyone's blessing after 5 years of courtship! As we began this exciting journey of togetherness, atage of 23,conscious decision was made not to start a family until be both settle well in careers, have a house of our own and descent earning to support a good standard of living. Years passed by fast and we were all set by 2009 to begin 'trying' for a baby with a confidence to be conceiving soon.....2010 came, with no success after trying for almost a year. The doctor in me alerted myown self that...
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Background: For pregnant women with rheumatic heart disease (RHD), the increased risk of adverse health outcomes for themselves and their babies demands a collaborative approach that addresses cultural needs. A high burden of this preventable disease persists among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, M āori and Pacifica women and other vulnerable populations. Research and advocacy initiatives increasingly call for culturally-appropriate models to achieve early assessment and holistic care. The 3rd edition of the Australian RHD Guidelines address these.
Source: Heart, Lung and Circulation - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: P31 Source Type: research
ConclusionHigh rates of detection are mainly due to low rates of referral when indicated and possibly parental anxiety about a CHD diagnosis.
Source: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
This study demonstrated that the incidence of ischemic heart disease and death were three times higher among men with low birth weight compared to men with high birth weight (5). Epidemiological investigations of adults born at the time of the Dutch famine between 1944 and 1945 revealed an association between maternal starvation and a low infant birth weight with a high incidence of hypertension and coronary heart disease in these adults (23). Furthermore, Painter et al. reported the incidence of early onset coronary heart disease among persons conceived during the Dutch famine (24). In that regard, Barker's findin...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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