US pediatric heart transplant waitlist policy change falls short of intended benefits

In March 2016, the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network revised its criteria for prioritizing children awaiting heart transplantation in the U.S. with the intention of reducing the number of deaths on the waitlist, but a new study suggests unintended consequences. The study, published today in the American Journal of Transplantation Continue Reading

Hypertension during pregnancy can increase later risk of heart disease

Research published today in the journal Circulation has found that women with high blood pressure in pregnancy, including conditions such as preeclampsia, have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disorders later in life, including stroke and heart failure. Led by King’s College London, the team of researchers studied electronic health Continue Reading