May 20, 2013
: NIH Research Matters
Clues to congenital heart disease
Harrison Wein, Ph.D.
This NIH Research Matters article highlights the first large-scale sequencing analysis of congenital heart disease, an NHLBI-supported international, multicenter collaborative research effort that brings us closer to understanding the most common type of birth defect.
May 12, 2013
NIH Media Availability: Researchers take important step in unlocking what causes congenital heart disease
Findings from the first large-scale sequencing analysis of congenital heart disease bring us closer to understanding this most common type of birth defect.
May 12, 2013
: Wall Street Journal
New mutations tied to kids' heart ills
This article highlights a landmark NHLBI-supported research initiative, which found that congenital heart defects are linked to spontaneous mutations. These findings bring us closer to understanding this most common type of birth defect. "You don't know what possible therapies are available until you get a better understanding of what's going on at a fundamental level," said Dr. Jonathan Kaltman, chief of NHLBI’s Heart Development and Structural Diseases Branch, and a co-author of the study. (subscription required)
October 1, 2012
: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Five articles regarding the Pediatric Heart Network's Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial
Coauthors include Mario Stylianou, Ph.D., Jonathan R. Kaltman, M.D., and Gail D. Pearson, M.D., Sc.D., NHLBI
The Single Ventricle Reconstruction (SVR) trial was supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) as part of the NHLBI-funded Pediatric Heart Network.
July 10, 2012
Economic evaluation of strategies to reduce sudden cardiac death in young athletes
Co-authored by Jonathan Kaltman, M.D., Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
Kaltman and colleagues evaluate the cost-effectiveness of adding electrocardiogram (ECG) screening to the currently standard practice of pre-participation history and physical examination to reduce sudden cardiac death in young athletes.
July 25, 2011
NIH Media Availability: Study finds important risk factors for death and transplantation in children with heart muscle disease
Researchers have identified important risk factors for death and transplantation in children with dilated cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease), according to results from a study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health.