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September 3, 2014 : BusinessWire
Fantasy video game teaches kids about clinical trials
A unique educational video game developed by New England Research Institutes (NERI) was officially launched this week on the website of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. Called “The Paper Kingdom,” the game is aimed at kids ages 8-14 and helps dispel myths and misconceptions about medical clinical trials.

On the left is a diagram of a normal heart and on the right is a diagram of a heart with increased thickness in the heart walls, a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

September 3, 2013
Risk factors identified at diagnosis help predict outcomes for children with rare heart condition
A long-term study of children with a complex heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) found that risk factors identified at diagnosis help to predict outcomes for children with this rare condition.

September 3, 2013 : University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Lancet study outlines first risk calculator for pediatric hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
NHLBI-supported researchers at the University of Miami found that risk factors identified at diagnosis help predict outcomes for children with a complex heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). “Based on our experience with adults, we do not think of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy as a cause for heart transplant. Yet for a select group of high-risk children with HCM, a heart transplant is key for survival,” said principal investigator Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D.

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.

May 26, 2010
Newer Heart Surgery for Infants Offers First-Year Survival Benefit over Traditional Procedure
Infants born with a severely underdeveloped heart who undergo a newer surgical procedure are more likely to survive their first year and not require a heart transplant than those who have a more traditional surgical procedure, according to a report by researchers supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), which is part of the National Institutes of Health.

October 6, 2008
NIH Launches New Web Site for Parents on Medical Research Studies for Children
A new Web site from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), "Children and Clinical Studies" (www.ChildrenAndClinicalStudies.nhlbi.nih.gov), offers parents and health care providers an insider's guide to children's medical research and how clinical studies in youth are conducted.

February 13, 2004
NHLBI Awards $68 to Fund Clinical Centers in Pediatric Heart Disease
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded grants to four centers to accelerate research aimed at understanding heart development and treating pediatric heart disease.

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