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Rhythm Needed By Babies' Hearts To Develop Correctly
2014-02-19 13:58:37

David Salisbury - Vanderbilt Universtiy To develop correctly, baby hearts need rhythm…even before they have blood to pump. “We have discovered that mechanical forces are important when making baby hearts,” said Mary Kathryn Sewell-Loftin, a Vanderbilt graduate student working with a team of Vanderbilt engineers, scientists and clinicians attempting to grow replacement heart valves from a patient’s own cells. In an article published last month in the journal Biomaterials the...

2014-02-19 12:28:22

Sets Stage for Expanded Adoption Of CARILLON® Mitral Contour System® KIRKLAND, Wash., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiac Dimensions(®),( )Inc. today announced that the Company's CARILLON(® )Mitral Contour System(® )has received German Neue Untersuchungs und Behandlungsmethoden (NUB) Status 1 approval across 120 leading hospitals in Germany, a decision from German regulators that may positively influence reimbursement from insurance companies for the costs of CARILLON...

Due To Lack Of Symptoms, 85 Percent Of Heart Attacks After Surgery Go Undetected
2014-02-18 13:56:16

American Society of Anesthesiologists Without administering a simple blood test in the first few days after surgery, 85 percent of the heart attacks or injuries patients suffer could be missed, according to a study in the March issue of Anesthesiology. Globally, more than 8 million adults have heart attacks or injuries after surgery every year, and 10 percent of those patients die within 30 days. The study suggests a new diagnosis, Myocardial Injury after Noncardiac Surgery (MINS),...

2014-02-18 12:30:32

- Harpoon Has Raised More Than $300,000 in Competitive Grants and Award Funding in Less Than a Year - BALTIMORE, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- University of Maryland (UM) Ventures and Harpoon Medical, Inc. announced today that Harpoon Medical has obtained exclusive rights to a portfolio of technologies for cardiac valve repair from the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). The licensed technology was developed in the Division of Cardiac Surgery at The University of Maryland School...

2014-02-14 23:02:37

Dr. Nilas Young, World of Children Award Honoree, is on a mission to ensure every child has access to life-saving cardiac care. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 Every year, 1.3 million babies are born with a congenital heart defect, the most common birth defect in the world. However, nearly 90% of the world’s children lack access to life-saving heart care. Fortunately, heroes like Dr. Nilas Young, recipient of the 2012 World of Children Health Award, are ensuring more...

2014-02-12 12:32:31

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, announced today the opening of the Chanin T. Mast Center for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, offering a new approach to the diagnosis and treatment of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). A congenital disease that causes abnormal thickening of the heart muscle, forcing the heart to work harder to pump blood or relax and fill with blood, HCM afflicts...

2014-02-11 23:22:31

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Market Report: 2013 Edition" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 This report analyzes the development of the "global TAVR market", with focus on some of the major markets like the United States and Europe. The major trends, drivers facilitating growth of the TAVR market as well as the issues being faced by the industry are being presented in this report....

2014-02-10 23:22:19

MarketResearchReports.Biz announces addition of new report “Global Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Market Report: 2013 Edition” to its database. Visit: http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis-details/global-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-tavr-market-report-2013-edition Albany,NY (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Global Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Market Report: 2013 Edition The Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a relatively new...

2014-02-10 23:01:47

Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute cardiologist offers tips for Heart Failure Awareness Week. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Heart failure impacts more than five million people in the United States and is the number one reason adults over the age of 65 are admitted to the hospital. Its symptoms can be subtle; shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness, and swelling in the legs or stomach. Properly identifying and treating heart failure can have a dramatic impact on a...

2014-02-06 16:27:00

DUBLIN, February 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/m3grkg/2013_india ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the Indian Procedure Volumes Database" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/m3grkg/2013_india ] directory to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This in-depth procedure volumes database quantifies current and forecast (2010-2017) procedure...


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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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