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2011-08-03 07:00:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is the nation's first pediatric hospital to both surgically implant and later explant a mechanical ventricular assist device (VAD), inside the chest of a teen with chronic heart failure as a bridge to recovery, avoiding heart transplantation. The patient, 15-year-old David Rios, returned to his home in South Texas with a healed heart after spending seven months at Texas Children's Hospital recovering from a life-threatening...

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...

2011-06-13 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...


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