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2011-06-13 13:01:08

The incidence of internal bleeding was higher in the most commonly implanted heart device than in an earlier model, according to two studies at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The HeartMate II, a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a continuous-flow mechanical pump connected to the patient's heart that takes over the pumping of the weakened heart's left ventricle. "Although there were more instances of bleeding in the skull and gastrointestinal track with the HeartMate II, as opposed to...

2011-05-06 15:30:00

PLEASANTON, Calif., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thoratec Corporation (Nasdaq: THOR), a world leader in device-based mechanical circulatory support therapies to save, support and restore failing hearts, said today it will be participating in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2011 Health Care Conference on Wednesday, May 11. David V. Smith, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will provide an update on the company, beginning at 8:40 a.m., Pacific Daylight Time (11:40 a.m.,...

2011-05-06 00:00:29

Nancy Young, MD, founder and medical director of Children's Memorial Hospital's cochlear implant program, is one of a handful of specialists nationwide to have performed her 1000th cochlear implant on a child. Young, whose training includes a fellowship in neurotology (advanced surgery), performed the implant on an 8-year-old patient from Crystal Lake, Illinois. (PRWEB) May 05, 2011 Nancy Young, MD, founder and medical director of Children's Memorial Hospital's cochlear implant program,...

2011-05-03 07:30:00

PLEASANTON, Calif., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thoratec Corporation (NASDAQ: THOR), a world leader in device-based mechanical circulatory support therapies to save, support and restore failing hearts, today commented on an article published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) examining outcomes from a bridge-to-transplantation (BTT) post-approval study featuring the company's HeartMate II® LVAS (Left Ventricular Assist System). The article's...

2011-03-16 07:15:00

LOS ANGELES, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A deaf man takes a chance on a risky surgery in hopes of hearing for the first time in his life. The award-winning documentary film FROM SILENCE TO SOUND (WINNER--Best Inspirational Documentary, New York International Independent Film & Video Festival), from Brooklyn Girl Productions, is now available on BIGSTAR (http://www.bigstar.tv). FROM SILENCE TO SOUND is an extraordinary film that documents the quintessential life-changing moment of...

2011-02-17 08:00:00

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear Americas, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, today announced the winners of the ninth annual Graeme Clark Scholarship awards. Five students have been selected to each receive up to $8,000 in financial assistance toward a degree at an accredited university, for a total of $40,000 in scholarship funds. Named for the inventor and pioneer of the cochlear implant, the program was established to honor...

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...

2011-01-11 14:51:13

Northwestern Memorial physicians participating in an investigative study Hearing loss can affect anyone at any time. But it can be especially frightening for someone who suddenly starts to lose hearing during adulthood. Tom Groves, 77, first noticed his diminishing hearing when he was in his early 40s. He was unable to hold conversations with large groups of people, found it nearly impossible to socialize in high-background noise environments like restaurants. and couldn't enjoy radio, TV and...

2011-01-10 07:40:00

SARATOGA, Calif., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc., a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices designed to improve vision in patients with end-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD), announced today it has closed a Series E financing totaling $31 million. The round was led by Saints Capital. New investors are Giza Ventures, General iFinancial Holdings, and BSI SA, and current investors include Pitango Venture Capital, Three Arch Partners,...

2011-01-04 15:30:00

PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thoratec Corporation (Nasdaq: THOR), a world leader in device-based mechanical circulatory support therapies to save, support and restore failing hearts, said today it will be participating in the 29th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, January 11. Gary F. Burbach, president and chief executive officer, will provide an update on the company, beginning at 4:30 p.m., Pacific Standard Time (7:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time)....


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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