Coxsackievirus group B infection in early pregnancy

Pirooz Eghtesady, MD, PhD

This study will evaluate the effects of certain viruses and their roles in babies having congenital heart defects (CHDs) in general as well as to better understand mechanisms leading to the development of HLHS. Environmental, reproductive and viral history are investigated to better understand CHD causes and mechanisms. We are currently enrolling pregnant woman and their babies. We are gathering health history data and collecting specimens, and analysis is under way to find a potential link to/causes of CHD.

 

Read Cox B protocol information.