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Children, adults with congenital heart defects needed for clinical studies

Children and adults with congenital heart defects may qualify to help researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital uncover the genetic causes of some heart defects by participating in a clinical research study.

Individuals with the following conditions may qualify to participate:

  • Heterotaxy syndrome
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Mitral stenosis
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Shone complex
  • Interrupted aortic arch type A

Affected children/adults and their parents may enroll in the study. Eligible participants will provide a saliva sample that will be used for genetic testing. Participants will not benefit directly but will help researchers at BCM and Texas Children’s understand the genetic basis of some heart defects.

For more information, contact Dr. Mahshid S. Azamian at 832-822-1529 or azamian@bcm.edu or visit the congenital heart defect studies page.