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Seizures Are Common but Often Not Apparent in Newborns after Heart Surgery

Published on in CHOP News

Newborns who have cardiac surgery for heart disease have a significant risk of potentially severe seizures, which may not be apparent in routine bedside clinical assessments. Pediatric researchers who followed current professional guidelines that recommend continuous encephalographic (EEG) monitoring reported that infants who experienced postsurgical seizures had a higher mortality rate than those without seizures.

Multidimensional Medicine

Published on in Children's View

Multidimensional Medicine

With the help of a 3-D printer, experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are taking cardiac care into the next dimension.

CHOP Lactation Experts Featured in Breastfeeding Journal

Published on in CHOP News

The journal Breastfeeding Medicine published two articles by lactation experts at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. One article details human milk rates for infants born with congenital heart diseases, while the other discusses the positive outcomes of CHOP’s employee lactation program.

Should AEDs Be Used in Infants?

Published on in CHOP News

Dr. Joseph Rossano presents an abstract at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions on the safety and efficacy of automated external defibrillators in infants.


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