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2014-02-05 12:27:58

Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute achieves another regional first CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carolinas HealthCare System today announced it became the first healthcare system in North or South Carolina to implant the total artificial heart (TAH). The surgery was performed at Carolinas Medical Center on January 13, and was led by Eric Skipper, MD, the medical director of adult cardiac surgery at the System's Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute....

2014-01-28 08:29:15

Jack Jones Got His 2nd Chance at Life Because of the World's First and Only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) Approved Total Artificial Heart TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Even though Greenbrier, Tenn., residents Jack and Mary Jones were 685 miles from home and on vacation, they soon learned that they were in the right place at the right time. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140128/LA53699) The husband, a farmer, and the wife, an accountant, were in Williamsburg,...

2014-01-27 04:21:38

DUBLIN, January 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fpd3f6/artificial_vital) has announced the addition of the "2013 Report on the International Artificial Vital Organs And Medical Bionics Market - Trends and Forecasts to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fpd3f6/artificial_vital ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Today, artificial organs are...

2014-01-14 08:28:30

Award Honors Late Senior Quality Engineer Anna Salazar and Helps Female Engineering Students Further Their Education TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A University of Arizona senior whose aim is to develop medical devices that monitor heart health is the first recipient of the Anna Salazar Memorial Engineering Scholarship presented by SynCardia Systems, Inc. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140114/LA45597) Sandra Gonzalez of Tucson, who received $5,000 from...

2014-01-07 08:29:55

3 Years of Rapid Growth Sets Pace to Surpass 200 Implants in 2014 TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With 161 SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Hearts implanted in 2013, nearly double the 81 implants performed in 2011, SynCardia Systems, Inc. is on track to exceed 200 implants of the Total Artificial Heart in 2014, the company announced today. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140107/LA41597) "We expect demand to continue to accelerate this year," says Michael P....

French Patient Recovering Well After Receiving First Long-Term Artificial Heart
2013-12-30 07:02:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Less than two weeks after becoming the first person ever to receive a long-term artificial heart, a 75-year-old Frenchman is said to be recovering well, various media outlets reported on Sunday. Professor Daniel Duveau, one of the surgeons who performed the December 18 operation at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris, said that the man was “awake, feeding himself and talking with his family,” according to Reuters...

2013-12-17 08:28:07

$10M Financed by SWK of Dallas with $4M from Athyrium Opportunities Fund TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Privately held SynCardia Systems, Inc. announced today that it had raised $14 million to fund the rapid growth of the only approved medical device that eliminates the symptoms and source of end-stage heart failure, the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. The SynCardia Total Artificial Heart is the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe)...

2013-12-11 04:21:18

The 150th Implant in Late November Smashed Last Year's Record of 125 Implants for All of 2012 TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. continues to set records with the implantation of the year's 150th SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart on Nov. 26, 2013. With almost three weeks left in 2013, SynCardia projects beating the 2012 record of 125 implants by 35 additional Total Artificial Hearts, the most patients ever implanted in one year. (Photo:...

2013-12-05 16:24:33

NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- JARVIK HEART, Inc., a privately-held company that develops and manufactures cardiac assist devices, announced that the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) has granted approval to the Shonin (or pre-market approval) application submitted by Century Medical, Inc., (CMI) for the Jarvik 2000 Heart, a small Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) implanted inside the natural heart. CMI is the exclusive distributor of the Jarvik...

Artificial Heart Using Space Tech Approved For Human Trials In France
2013-12-05 14:45:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online France has approved an artificial heart containing miniaturized space technology for human trials. French company Carmat produced their first completely artificial heart earlier this year with the help of aerospace giant Astrium. Carmat applied Astrium’s expertise in building spacecraft to guarantee the necessary precision and durability for an artificial human organ like a heart. The artificial heart is fashioned partly from...


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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