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NHLBI-supported scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have discovered why some heart tissue turns into bone, and they may have learned how to stop it.
WHAT: When it comes to treating patients with severe injuries and major blood loss, researchers found no significant difference in mortality rates when comparing two widely-used transfusion strategies. The findings appear online in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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.
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.
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.
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. The study of 549 newborns, however, suggests that after the first year, the two surgical procedures for the relatively rare condition yield similar results.
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.