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2014-05-08 23:02:00

World-renowned recruits Blase A. Carabello, MD, appointed Chair of Cardiology and John D. Puskas, MD, Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 The Mount Sinai Health System and Mount Sinai Beth Israel are pleased to announce the appointments of Blase A. Carabello, MD, as Chair of Cardiology and John D. Puskas, MD, as Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. “I am thrilled Dr. Carabello and Dr. Puskas have joined...

2014-04-30 11:09:57

With better modern-day immediate post-surgical care, attention is drawn to the 30-to-90 day postoperative period as risky phase of operation has been extended, according to presentation at 94th AATS Annual Meeting Children with a heart defect called transposition of great arteries (TGA) are born with the two major blood vessels (aorta and the main lung artery) arising from the wrong sides of the heart. Consequently, blood is pumping inappropriately between the lungs and the rest of the...

Lessons From NASA Helps Manage Threats And Errors In Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
2014-04-29 17:11:20

American Association for Thoracic Surgery Presentation at 94th AATS Annual Meeting describes steps to break error cycles and improve patient safety All high-stakes industries that function at very high "6-sigma" safety levels have a pre-occupation with human error. The aviation industry epitomizes this concept; during the 1970s NASA and aviation researchers realized that humans are the least reliable resource in the cockpit. Subsequent research into >30,000 flights has confirmed that...

2014-04-28 16:30:48

LONDON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: US Cardiac Surgery and Heart Valve Devices Markethttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/medical_devices/us_cardiac_surgery_heart_valve_devices_market.html The U.S. market for Cardiac Surgery and Heart Valve Device s will grow at a CAGR of 9.5% over theforecast period.The U.S. market for Cardiac Surgery and Heart Valve Device s is being sustained by the stability oftraditional...

2014-04-23 16:31:16

LONDON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Transcatheter Heart Valve Market Outlook, 2013 - Approval of Second Generation Prosthetics and Increasing Surgeons' Confidence and Proficiency to Drive TAVR Procedure...

2014-04-22 23:01:58

Researchers at UC Davis Children’s Hospital have shown that children with Down syndrome have significantly better in-hospital survival rates after surgeries for congenital heart disease (CHD) than their genetically typical peers. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Researchers at UC Davis Children’s Hospital have shown that children with Down syndrome have significantly better in-hospital survival rates after surgeries for congenital heart disease (CHD) than their genetically...

2014-04-22 10:07:14

Acute respiratory distress syndrome is a leading cause of respiratory failure after surgery. Patients who develop the lung disorder postoperatively are at higher risk of dying in the hospital, and those who survive the syndrome may still bear its physical effects years later. A Mayo Clinic-led study is helping physicians better identify patients most at risk, the first step toward preventing this dangerous and costly surgical complication. They found nine independent risk factors, including...

2014-04-17 16:27:22

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 20 percent of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital's open heart surgeries are now bloodless, meaning no blood or blood products given during surgery. The Memphis, Tenn., hospital's Heart Institute has been taking aggressive steps to minimize blood loss during surgery and reduce perioperative blood transfusions over the last 18 months. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140417/76284 "Blood transfusions increase a...

2014-04-16 08:32:01

Funding Will Enable Initiation of Blinded, Randomized Clinical Trial and Expanded Commercialization of CARILLON® Mitral Contour System® KIRKLAND, Wash., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiac Dimensions(®),( )Inc. today announced the completion of a $20 million financing. M. H. Carnegie & Co. and Lumira Capital led the financing as part of an international syndicate of institutional investors from Australia, the U.S. and Canada. The financing follows the company's completion...

2014-04-15 14:43:23

Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital reached a medical milestone April 3, performing the 25th successful transcatheter valve replacement using a novel way to access the heart. Henry Ford is the only hospital in the United States performing the unique procedure called transcaval valve replacement, which accesses the heart by temporarily connecting major blood vessels. Northern Michigan resident Viola Waller, 80, underwent Henry Ford’s first transcaval procedure on July 3, 2013 when...


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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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