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2013-12-02 21:22:50

Approximately one percent of all newborns in Switzerland are diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, roughly half of them require open heart surgery. Most children, including those with the most severe heart defects, survive because of the significant advancements in surgical techniques. Therefore, the current research focuses less on survival than on long-term consequences and quality of life of these children. Aside from cardiac complications, developmental problems may emerge after a...

2013-11-21 23:24:40

TAVR at LLUMC is the first of its kind in the Inland Empire. LOMA LINDA, CA. (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 A joint team of cardiologists, cardiac and vascular surgeons and cardiac anesthesiologists completed the first trans-catheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) at Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) on Oct. 28, and the patient is doing well. LLUMC is the first hospital in the Inland Empire to perform this type of procedure. This new therapy is used to treat certain patients who...

2013-11-19 23:02:53

New Findings by Research Team, Including Researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Showing Mitral Valve Replacement May Be More Effective Than Mitral Valve Repair Reported at AHA Scientific Sessions 2013 and in New England Journal of Medicine New York, NY (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 The Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN), whose Data and Clinical Coordinating Center is at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is reporting for the first time evidence on whether...

2013-11-19 12:45:51

Therapeutic hypothermia – cooling the body and brain down to 33°C – is the method used worldwide to treat cardiac arrest, even though a lower body temperature may raise the risk of side-effects. However, keeping the temperature steady at 36°C is just as effective, a study led by Lund University researchers has found. "Our results show that it is just as effective – both for survival and recovery of neurological function – to focus on avoiding the fever that accompanies cardiac...

2013-11-18 20:49:39

Jose Augusto Barreto-Filho, M.D., Ph.D., of the Federal University of Sergipe and the Clinica e Hospital Sao Lucas, Sergipe, Brazil, and colleagues assessed procedure rates and outcomes of surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) among 82,755,924 Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries between 1999 and 2011. "Aortic valve disease in the United States is a major cardiovascular problem that is likely to grow as the population ages. Aortic valve replacement is the standard treatment even for...

2013-11-18 20:48:32

Michael J. Mack, M.D., of the Baylor Health Care System, Plano, Texas, and colleagues describe the experience in the U.S. with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), including patient selection, procedural details, and in-hospital and 30-day outcomes following TAVR, a less invasive procedure than open heart-valve surgery for replacing the aortic valve in the heart. In November 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved use of a valve that could be implanted using a...

2013-11-17 23:01:39

Findings Reported at AHA Scientific Sessions 2013 by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Reveal the Economic Impact of HAIs Following Cardiac Surgery New York, NY (PRWEB) November 17, 2013 After cardiac surgery, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are common complications associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and use of resources. Study findings reported at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013 by investigators from the Cardiothoracic Surgical...


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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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