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2013-10-05 23:01:11

Cardiac team and entire health system celebrate major milestone. McHenry, IL (PRWEB) October 05, 2013 Centegra Hospital-McHenry’s cardiac surgery team performed its 1,000th surgery Oct. 4. The surgery was performed by Dr. Thomas Hinkamp, an independent board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon on the medical staff at Centegra. The patient was a 72-year-old man from McHenry. “I congratulate Centegra Health System on this major milestone for cardiac care in our community,” Hinkamp said....

2013-10-01 17:56:33

Mayo Clinic study examines costs following operating room and recovery improvement efforts The total hospital cost of mitral valve repair surgery — from the time a patient is admitted to the hospital until release — is similar, whether performed through small port incisions using robotic equipment or via the conventional open-chest method, a Mayo Clinic study of 370 patients found. Importantly, robotic surgeries were just as safe as conventional open procedures, but patients who...

2013-09-24 09:49:58

Study Highlights: -Children with specific types of heart birth defects who are under 3 or who’ve had cardiac surgery within the last six months may face an elevated risk of heart infection. -Parents of children with heart birth defects should discuss with their physicians how to prevent these potentially serious infections. Children with certain heart birth defects may have an increased risk for bacterial infection of their heart’s lining and valves, according to new research in...

2013-09-18 15:41:40

First in state to perform minimally invasive alternative to open-heart surgery Todd Dunlap, 62, arrived at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center's emergency room on Aug. 8 suffering from shortness of breath, fatigue and extreme cold. When a CT scan revealed a 24-inch clot stretching from his legs into his heart, doctors feared the mass could break loose and lodge in his lungs, blocking oxygen and killing him instantly. Dr. John Moriarty gave his patient a choice. Dunlap could have...


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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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