Same-Day Discharge After Coronary Artery Stenting Safe, Yet Not Used (DukeHealth.org)
Oct. 4, 2011
Patients discharged the same day that undergo coronary artery stenting do just as well as patients hospitalized overnight for observation, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center. And yet, they say, same-day discharge is rarely used.
Newest Screen For Newborns Will Indicate Heart Problems (DukeHealth.org)
Aug. 22, 2011
About one in every 120 babies are born with congenital heart disease (CHD), of which about 25 percent is critical, requiring special care early in life. CHD is responsible for more deaths in the first year of life than any other birth defect, but often outcomes can be improved with early detection.