Routine Heart Screening for Kids – the Future of Pediatric Heart Care?

Routine heart screening for adolescents is currently not deemed necessary in the United States, but without it, the congenital heart defect that left a hole in Madelinne d'Aversa's heart would have gone undetected until it created more serious issues, such as heart failure and lung damage. On a whim, Madelinne's grandmother volunteered her to have her heart checked as part of a local research project known as the Houston Early Age Risk Testing and Screening – HEARTS for short. Madelinne was in...Full Story
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