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hypoplastic left heart syndrome

Improving surgery for babies born with heart defects

Research date: 14 August 2017 - 13 August 2020
Grant amount: £155,516.00

Research Training Fellowship*:Dr Emilie L Sauvage Up to nine in every 1,000 babies in the UK are born with a heart defect, a problem which doctors call congenital heart disease.1 Some of these babies need complex surgery if they are to survive. Surgeons often use a piece of tissue, called a patch, to correct the shape of the heart or its vessels. Dr...

Personalising surgery for babies with a serious heart disease

Research date: 1 September 2015 - 28 February 2018
Grant amount: £102,593.00

Around one in every 5,000 babies is born with a serious heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS).1 They all need a series of lifesaving operations during the first few years of life. The severity of HLHS varies and it’s not clear which surgical technique works best in each situation, for each individual baby. Dr Pablo Lamata, of...

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Improving life-saving surgery for tiny hearts

Posted: 20 April 2016 08:18 am
Babies born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome face a series of complex operations. Action funding is helping Dr Pablo Lamata to develop personalised 3D computer models. These could help doctors decide the best treatment for each baby, improving their chances of survival and giving them the best possible quality of life. Less than four decades ago,...

How a virtual 3D model heart could help tiny babies who need life-saving surgery

Posted: 1 December 2015 16:34 pm
Researchers at King’s College London have begun a new study to help improve surgery for newborn babies with a life-threatening heart disease called hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). This study could, ultimately, give surgeons the tools they need to select the best treatment plan for each baby, improving their chances of survival and having...
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