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2011-07-22 08:30:00

NEW YORK, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A surgical team from the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care recently received certification training for implanting the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, a replacement heart implanted in patients at risk of imminent death from heart failure. The team, led by Robert E. Michler, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, traveled to Houston,...

2011-06-29 11:54:00

HOUSTON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital in Houston announced today that it is the first pediatric hospital in the United States to implant an artificial heart into the chest of a 17-year-old patient as the only option to save his life. The history-making patient underwent a rare 15-hour operation on May 22 and is currently recovering at Texas Children's Hospital. He is one of three congenital heart patients in the nation to get such a device. To view a video of the...

2011-06-28 12:35:00

SAN DIEGO, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a clinical research study at Sharp Memorial Hospital indicate that patients 70 years of age or older have good functional recovery,( )survival and quality of life at two years when undergoing left ventricular assist device (LVAD) therapy for heart failure. The study was released in the June 21 edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110628/LA27443) The study's lead...

2011-05-01 00:09:08

Pluromed, Inc. announced today the addition of Dr. William E. Cohn to its board of directors. On March 10, 2011, Dr. Cohn and Dr. Bud Frazier implanted the world's first continuous-flow artificial heart in a human patient, a significant advance that promises a smaller and much more durable alternative to existing artificial hearts.The procedure took place at the Texas Heart Institute, founded by the famous heart surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley in 1962. Dr.Frazier and Dr. Cohn first began building...

2011-04-18 12:40:45

A series of new guidelines for cardiac specialists has been developed to determine when heart failure patients should receive a mechanical heart-pumping device. "The new guidelines will likely affect who is referred for a mechanical circulatory support device, and how early in the process a physician would consider implanting a left ventricular assist device," says Jeffrey A. Morgan, M.D., associate director of Mechanical Circulatory Support at Henry Ford Hospital. "These guidelines have the...

2011-04-14 12:37:00

SAN DIEGO, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Promising new devices for mechanical circulatory support of children with heart defects or heart failure, and related research, will be revealed this week at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 31st Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions. An update from the Pumps for Kids, Infants and Neonates (PumpKIN) Program will be presented during the Meeting in San Diego. PumpKIN is supported by the National Heart, Lung, and...

2011-04-12 08:49:00

Awards recognize reporting that has enhanced public understanding of biomedical research WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) announced today it is accepting entries for the 10th annual Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Awards. The awards, named after FBR's late chairman, Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, honor professional journalists whose reporting has enhanced public understanding of how the humane and responsible use of animal models...

2011-03-18 00:00:26

"Healthy Body, Healthy Mind" Follows 4 U.S. Patients Living with the World's Only Approved Total Artificial Heart Tucson, AZ (Vocus/PRWEB) March 16, 2011 SynCardia Systems, Inc. announced today that the longest running health and wellness series on public television, "Healthy Body, Healthy Mind" has produced a 30-minute program featuring the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE approved Total Artificial Heart: the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. The program, titled...

2011-03-10 11:06:00

HOUSTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital and SynCardia Systems, Inc. announced today that Texas Children's has become the world's first pediatric hospital to complete the first phase of certification to implant the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. The hospital intends to use the Total Artificial Heart as a bridge to transplant for their patients who received a heart transplant as children and now require mechanical support as a bridge to their...

2011-03-04 00:00:28

Number of Active SynCardia Certified Centers Increases by 50% Worldwide (Vocus/PRWEB) March 03, 2011 SynCardia Systems, Inc., the privately-held, Tucson-based manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that revenues in fiscal 2010 increased 112 percent over those in fiscal 2009. "Sales in Q4 2010 almost equaled sales for the entire year in 2009," said Michael Garippa, who joined SynCardia as president in July 2010. "In 2011, we expect to quintuple 2009...


Latest Artificial heart Reference Libraries

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2010-10-14 16:46:25

The artificial heart, a mechanical heart replacement, is typically used in order to bridge the time to heart transplant or to replace the heart in case a transplant is impossible. Often ventricular assist devices are confused with mechanical hearts because the assist the heart through pumps. They are also different from a cardiopulmonary bypass machine which is an external device used to provide the function of the heart and lungs. CPBs are usually only used for a few hours at a time,...

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