Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology

Managing Blood Cholesterol Levels in Children

Sidney C. Smith, Jr., MD, past president of the American Heart Association, interviews Sarah de Ferranti, MD, MPH about what the new guideline suggests for the treatment of children with high cholesterol.

Science News

AHA names top heart disease and stroke research advances of 2020
2020 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
VIDEO: The American Heart Association Response to the COVID-19 Crisis
Health Equity and Structural Racism Language Guide (PDF)
Call to Action: Structural Racism as a Fundamental Driver of Health Disparities


Left Circumflex Artery-Left Atria Fistula Treated With Transcatheter Closure
Parent and Physician Understanding of Prognosis in Hospitalized Children With Advanced Heart Disease
Coxsackievirus B3 Infection Early in Pregnancy Induces Congenital Heart Defects Through Suppression of Fetal Cardiomyocyte Proliferation
Health Service Utilization Patterns Among Adults With Congenital Heart Disease: A Population‐Based Study
Genetic Etiology of Left‐Sided Obstructive Heart Lesions: A Story in Development

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