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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...

2011-02-26 00:00:03

21-Year-Old Mom Returns Home to 9-Month-Old Son and Husband to Wait for Matching Donor Heart Tucson, AZ (Vocus/PRWEB) February 24, 2011 On Jan. 20, Marcela Padilla, 21, became the first woman and the fifth person in the U.S. to leave the hospital using the Freedom® portable driver to power her SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. The Tucson mom was discharged from University Medical Center (UMC) just in time to celebrate her 21st birthday at home with her husband and 9-month-old...

2011-01-24 06:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center and the University of Pittsburgh have been awarded $13.3 million to explore the potential benefits of heart devices for the large and growing group of Americans with heart failure. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and HeartWare (Nasdaq: HTWR), a maker of left ventricular assist devices, are sponsoring the study of earlier access to these devices that support the circulation of...

2011-01-21 00:00:51

Two Turkish Hospitals and Two U.S. Centers to Complete Phase I in January Tucson, Ariz. (Vocus/PRWEB) January 20, 2011 On Jan. 20, SynCardia Systems, Inc. announced that four new hospitals, two in Turkey and two in the U.S., have begun certification to implant the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart as a bridge to transplant. The four centers have, or will complete the first of four phases of certification during the month of January.     Kartal Kosuyolu Yuksek...

2010-11-15 12:16:12

Young father receives leading-edge intervention prior to undergoing heart transplant James "Jimmy" Armstrong hadn't missed a "Mac" in 28 years. At 44, he's one of the youngest "goats" in the Chicago Yacht Club. Sailors receive the designation of "goat" once they've completed 20 or more "Macs", the 333-mile boat race from Chicago to Mackinac, Michigan. Armstrong has sailed the race every year since he was 16. But, he wasn't among the sailors this past July. Instead, he was in intensive care...

2010-11-14 08:00:00

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. and SYDNEY, Nov. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HeartWare International, Inc. (Nasdaq: HTWR) (ASX: HIN), a leading innovator of less invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies that are revolutionizing the treatment of advanced heart failure, today announced that data from its pivotal bridge to heart transplantation (BTT) study, ADVANCE, showed that 92% of the investigational device patients met the per protocol primary endpoint of the trial, which was...

2010-10-21 15:24:00

Participants review progress of 39-month study HOUSTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Investigators from Texas Children's Hospital and 16 other top pediatric heart centers in North America came together in Houston to analyze results from their 39-month national clinical trial of the Berlin Heart EXCOR® Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device (VAD), a German-manufactured pediatric mechanical heart. To learn more about the study, see: http://bit.ly/bfrA1J (Photo:...


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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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