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Dell Children’s helps teen avoid open heart surgery

Dell Children’s helps teen avoid open heart surgery Dell Children’s is the first in Central Texas to offer Medtronic’s Melody® Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve – a non-invasive way to fix a heart valve that allows for shorter recovery time, less cost, and less pain. The Melody valve procedure is a heart catheterization procedure. Cardiologists replace the pulmonary…
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New heart mapping technology at Dell Children’s

New heart mapping technology at Dell Children’s At nine years old, Sofia Dahlberg is a typical vivacious and active kid. When not playing volleyball or tennis, she’s honing her acting skills, most recently as Miss Hannigan in her school’s performance of Annie. But because of an abnormal heart rhythm (cardiac arrhythmia) diagnosed at age…
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Cholesterol: All in the family?

Cholesterol: All in the family? Blood tests during immunizations can detect high cholesterol risks in children, parents Routine immunization visits can help prevent diseases before they strike. Now, a study from the New England Journal of Medicine shows that an additional heel stick during these appointments can identify genetic markers for high cholesterol –…
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Making school lunch more heart-friendly

Making school lunch more heart-friendly Children’s low heart health scores increase risk of future heart disease Tips on how to make school lunch more heart-friendly Back-to-school is just upon us, yet some scores are already in, and they aren’t good.  A new scientific statement published by the American Heart Association…
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