Understanding CDH

Global CDH has partnered with the Columbia University Medical Center and their CDH Genetic Research Analyses Team in NYC. (More)
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What is Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH): Congenital diaphragmatic hernia, or (CDH), is one of the most common birth defects, affecting about one in 2,500 newborns today. CDH occurs when the diaphragm develops abnormally during gestation (more)









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Dr. Stolar Presents at Global CDH: Global CDH invites Charles J.H. Stolar, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief and Director of Pediatric Surgery at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and the Rudolph N. Schullinger, (more)







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by Charles J.H. Stolar, M.D. 
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 as recently as 30 years ago, the prognosis for babies born with CDH offered little hope. So when 
Charles J.H. Stolar, MD, Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery, brought the innovation known as ECMO to Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian (formerly Babies Hospital) in 1982, its benefits were quickly noted." (more)
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by Charles J.H. Stolar, M.D.
Because babies with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) have underdeveloped, or hypoplastic, lungs, they often are unable to breathe at birth. Moreover, the lack of adequate blood vessels in hypoplastic lung tissue results in inadequate blood flow, causing high blood pressure in the lungs—a dangerous condition called pulmonary hypertension ... "(more)


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This video reflects the potential metamorphoses infants diagnosed with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia have available to them with the proper medical support, medical resources, professional and parental support. 






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