SickKids-led study uncovers novel gene that causes rare congenital heart defect

TORONTO – Congenital heart defects (CHD) are the most common birth defect affecting one in 100 children worldwide. The cause of heart defects is understood in only about 20 per cent of cases, but the other 80 per cent remain unknown. In a novel study led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), researchers offer insight into the cause of a subtype of congenital heart defects called a...

Posted by John Rintamaki on Saturday, April 5, 2014