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The FDA said on Friday that it has approved the first heart pump for children with heart failure, giving a new treatment option for patients who are too small to receive adult implants.
A series of new guidelines for cardiac specialists has been developed to determine when heart failure patients should receive a mechanical heart-pumping device.
Study highlights: -- Continuous flow heart pump improved survival better than pulsating pump for heart failure patients ineligible for transplant. -- The new, continuous flow left ventricular assist device is smaller, quieter and more durable than pulsating models. ORLANDO, Fla., Nov.
UT Southwestern Medical Center patient Michael LeBlanc, 40, is the first in North Texas to receive the newest generation of a mechanical device designed to improve heart function. It will be his lifeline while he awaits a heart transplant.
NEW YORK and BEIRUT, Sept.
Patients with severe heart failure can be bridged to eventual transplant by a new, smaller and lighter implantable heart pump, according to a just-completed study of the device.
On July 10, the Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute's Mechanical Circulatory Support Team performed its first 2008 implant of the CardioWest(TM) temporary Total Artificial Heart on a 57-year-old male patient.
By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seriously ill heart failure patients expected to live only a month and ineligible for transplant can get an implant of a permanent artificial heart, U.S. health officials ruled on Tuesday.
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,...