Childhood Heart Issues

Cutting Off Sensory Signals Can Aid in Stroke Recovery

Disability due to stroke can now be treated with a new strategy. Temporarily shifting the brain signals from a healthy part of the brain may aid stroke recovery.
About 450,000 people survive strokes every year. Because the brain is adaptable, people typically recover a limited amount of function naturally. For example, a person who is unable to move his arm the day after a stroke sometimes can wiggle his fingers a week later.
Brain imaging on such people shows that bcontrol of the fingers ...

Breast Cancer Treatments Could Cause Heart Failure

Common breast cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation may be increasing the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, including heart failure, according to American Heart Association.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), from 14 million cancer cases recorded worldwide in 2012, it is set to rise to 24 million by 2020.

Despite this, the overall five-year survival rates for most cancers have improved -- sometimes significantly -- since 2000, a study published last week in journal The Lancet revealed....

Young people with congenital heart disease — Transitioning to adult care

Congenital heart disease is the most common congenital anomaly and approximately 90% of those born with congenital heart disease today are likely to survive to adulthood. The majority require life-long specialist follow-up, requiring transition to adult-oriented services. The high frequency of patients lost to follow-up and with lapses in care is daunting and suggests that current transition preparation may be inadequate. In this review we define transition and the goals of transition and describe the concept of transition readiness.

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