HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Wake Forest pediatric heart surgeon to repair heart defect on live Webcast

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. A pediatric heart surgeon at Brenner Children's Hospital will use video-assisted surgery to repair a heart defect in a one-year-old boy during a live Webcast from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center at 5 p.m. Oct. 23.

The outpatient procedure which requires only three or four small incisions in the chest replaces major surgery to make the repair. It is offered at only a handful of hospitals in the United States.

Dr. Michael Hines has performed more than 230 of the outpatient procedures at Brenner Children's since 1995. The surgery will close a channel, called the ductus arteriosus, between the two major vessels that leave the heart. During fetal development, the channel allows blood to bypass the lungs which aren't being used and go to the rest of the body. After birth, when the baby must use the lungs to take in oxygen, the channel normally closes. In many premature infants, the channel remains open and causes excess fluid in the lungs.

"If the channel is large, it allows excessive blood flow through the lungs and back into the heart unnecessarily and the result is heart failure," said Hines. "If the channel is smaller, then the child is at risk for getting endocarditis, an infection of the ductus or pulmonary artery, and would need to take antibiotics before having a routine procedure such as dental surgery to help prevent this infection as long as the ductus is open."

The defect affects about 1 in 2,000 children in the United States. Often it can be corrected with medication, but surgery is recommended when medication does not close the vessel.

For the outpatient procedure, Hines will insert a tiny camera, called a thoracoscope, and instruments through small incisions in the chest. He will use a metal clip to close the channel. The clip lasts a lifetime and the surgery does not have to be repeated.

"The child spends a few hours in the hospital and then goes home the same day," said Hines.


'"/>

Contact: Rae Beasley
rabeasle@wfubmc.edu
336-716-6878
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
14-Oct-2002


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Experimental drug improves sleep in older patients, Wake Forest Baptist study shows
2. Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist use Botox to treat CP
3. Forest mapping from space supports Kyoto Protocol
4. Latino farm workers cant afford sufficient food Wake Forest study shows
5. Wake Forest researchers find brain region exquisitely sensitive to alcohol
6. Multimillion-dollar pain research center funded at Wake Forest
7. UNC, Wake Forest scholars work to reduce crimes against Hispanics in North Carolina
8. Wake Forest establishes Maya Angelou Research Center on minority health
9. Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center participates In largest-ever prostate cancer prevention trial
10. Smokers more likely to experience impotence, Wake Forest study shows
11. Wake Forest first in world to perform new brain tumor treatment

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... in the United States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its ... be the facility Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits ... terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps ... slow progress toward their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... PASADENA, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. ... he would lash out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, ... table, he would use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited to announce they are ... drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. Comfort Keepers provides quality ... and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments is one of the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Haute Beauty ... Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest partner. ... and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be invisible.” ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016  Experian Health, the ... transforming the patient payment and care experience, ... new products and services that will enhance ... cycle offerings. These award-winning solutions will enable ... remain compliant in an ever-changing environment and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016  The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) ... health policy research organization as its newest member.  ... senior vice president and chief scientific officer, Mallinckrodt ... the NPC Board of Directors. ... has joined us in support of our efforts ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  Delcath Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCTH ... on treatment of primary and metastatic liver cancers, announces ... - www.againsttheodds.eu - has been awarded a ... The website was developed as ... their families who are coping with the devastating diagnosis ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: