Research News


New study encourages heart children to engage in physical activity

It does not happen often but, when it does, there is always a huge media response: when top athletes drop dead in the midst of a match. Often, some sort of heart disease is afterwards identified as the cause.  Read more …


Scientists discover gene responsible for AVSD

An international team of researchers has identified a gene that plays an important role in the formation of congenital heart defects.  Read more …


Routine pulse oximetry is gaining ground

In recent years, pulse oximetry, a method used to measure the oxygen in the blood, has attracted increasing attention in connection with congenital heart defects. The method seems to have the potential to detect critical congenital heart defects in newborns at an early stage. Read more …