Tag Archive: CHD

Nov 8 2017

Is Mindfulness Important for Mothers of Babies With Heart Conditions?

The Findings:

A cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) filled with tiny infants connected to collections of tubes and buzzing monitors can be an intimidating and overwhelming place for a mother who is worried about her newborn with congenital heart disease (CHD). A Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia team of nurse researchers conducted a qualitative study in which mothers of babies who have a complex heart condition described the post-diagnostic period, surgery, and the CICU stay as extremely stressful. The researchers also examined mothers’ coping mechanisms, and they identified mindfulness as a potential helpful early intervention tool to reduce mothers’ stress.

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Aug 25 2015

Researchers Using EEG Find Seizures in Newborns After Cardiac Surgery

seizureIt is imperative for clinicians to detect and treat seizures that may occur in newborns with congenital heart disease (CHD) who have cardiac surgery.

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