Congenital Heart Disease

Feb 15, 2020 Issue
An Anatomical Cause of Dysphagia [Photo Quiz]

A man presented with worsening dysphagia, with sore throat, dyspnea, cough, heartburn, and wheezing.

Apr 1, 2019 Issue
Pulse Oximetry Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Defects in Newborns [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Pulse oximetry is an accurate screening test for critical congenital heart defects in newborns. Pulse oximetry is simple to use, widely available, and has moderate sensitivity (76.3%) and good specificity (99.9%). However, the prevalence of critical congenital heart defects is low, and most newborns...

Jul 1, 2014 Issue
An Abnormal Chest Radiograph [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

Oct 1, 2012 Issue
ACCF and AHA Update Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy [Practice Guidelines]

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a common genetic cardiovascular disease that affects approximately one out of every 500 persons. The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have updated guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of HCM.

Sep 15, 2009 Issue
Radiologic Evaluation of Suspected Congenital Heart Disease in Adults [Article]

The population of adults with congenital heart disease is increasing in North America. Radiologic imaging is critical for the initial assessment and for surveillance in this population. Chest radiography and echocardiography are valuable first-line tools for evaluation. However, magnetic resonance i...

Aug 01, 1999 Issue
Heart Murmurs in Pediatric Patients: When Do You Refer? [Article]

Many normal children have heart murmurs, but most children do not have heart disease. An appropriate history and a properly conducted physical examination can identify children at increased risk for significant heart disease. Pathologic causes of systolic murmurs include atrial and ventricular septa...

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