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There is news on two upcoming events from the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA). April 24-26 2009 have been selected as the dates for ACHA 09,  the Association’s Professional Development Conference. Only Medical Professionals are invited to ACHA 09.

But the ACHA’s Sixth National Conference will be held in Los Angeles in 2010! The National Conference will be open to ACHA members as well as our Cardiologists and medical staff! No dates or specific location (Los Angeles is a big place!) has been announced yet, but as soon as I hear, I’ll let you know.

Lobby Day will be held in Washington, DC on February 10, 2009. It’s hard to believe that in just a week the calender will read 2009 and that event will be just around the corner!

Trisha Torry, writer of the Patient Empowerment blog, writes that Santa is going to be working again in a few days. We all know that he usually only works on the night of December 24, but this year he’s making an exception. Trisha’s mom was one of the few people that he couldn’t visit. Best wishes to you and your mom, Trisha!

Canadian researchers are developing a better way to preserve organs for transplantation! You usually have to transport the organ before you can transplant it, and if you’re going further than the next room, it helps to keep things cool. But you can keep it too cool and damage it! But now there’s a better way to figure out how cold is “just cold enough!”

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, and a hot drink works well, too!

Read this article and you will see, no caffeine for the Mom-to-be!

There’s a new stethoscope called the VRI, and it works (kinda) like an MRI! No magnets or large tubes, though. Check it out, it’s pretty cool!

The Cardiac CT scan your doc ordered my not be the best way to go. Not only is there a good chance of a bad reading, but you also pick up a fairly high dose of radiation for your trouble. Right now, it’s probably best to stick with an angiogram.

‘Till next time!

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