Awareness is growing that anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery can cause harm at any age, as can the more common finding of a myocardial bridge. Our clinicians share their latest management strategies for these congenital defects.
When a potential fetal cardiac defect is identified during a screening ultrasound, referral to Cleveland Clinic Children’s Fetal Cardiac Care Center should be the next step.
Using data from multicenter national database with both a large number of patients and a wide range of practice variations allows researchers to compare prevalence and outcomes of patients with congenital heart defects.
Transferring neonates with transposition of the great arteries (TGA) prior to surgery is correlated with increased mortality rates, a recent study finds. Pediatric critical care specialist Mohammed Hamzah, MD, explains.
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A large 20-year-old registry studying this congenital heart anomaly is starting to yield insights, and complementary prospective and retrospective Cleveland Clinic studies of adults with AAOCA promise to be useful adjuncts.