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2014-09-18 23:00:49

Heart Transplant program becomes one of only two programs in South Florida. Hollywood, Florida (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute at Memorial Regional Hospital made history this week by performing the first ever, adult heart transplant in Broward County. The hospital received UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) approval to launch the adult heart transplant program earlier this year, becoming one of only two programs in South Florida. The skilled...

2014-09-16 23:04:08

Former Major League Baseball relief pitcher Kent Tekulve is recovering well today after undergoing successful heart transplantation surgery at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) on Friday, September 5. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Former Major League Baseball relief pitcher Kent Tekulve is recovering well today after undergoing successful heart transplantation surgery at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) on Friday, September 5. Mr. Tekulve, who spent most of his 16-year baseball...

2014-09-12 08:24:55

From 1969 to September 5, 2014, 1,413 artificial hearts of 13 different designs have been implanted in heart failure patients. Here's an update on the state of this life-saving technology. TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart failure, is the number one cause of death, killing more people worldwide than all cancers combined. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140911/145568 The need for donor hearts is growing as heart disease continues...

2014-09-03 08:32:39

O'Hara lost two siblings to genetic heart failure when he faced dying of the same condition. The SynCardia Heart implant bridged him to a matching donor heart transplant. Today, Pat is doing great. TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the help of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, Patrick "Pat" O'Hara was bridged to a donor heart transplant and beat genetic heart failure that claimed the lives of two siblings and caused a third to have a heart attack....

2014-07-23 23:26:50

EECP Treatment is FDA-Cleared for Refractory Angina and Offered at Dr. Weaver’s EECP Independent Outpatient Facility in the U.S. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Ronald S. Weaver, MD, owner of Global Cardio Care Centers in Inglewood, Calif., today announced a heart transplant patient with cardiomyopathy has successfully completed a course of Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) therapy at Global Cardio Care Centers and is no longer a candidate for heart transplant. The...

2014-07-22 12:29:46

Ronald Fontana is discharged home while he waits for a matching donor heart transplant. He is enjoying his family, thanks to the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart powered by the Freedom Portable Driver. TUCSON, Ariz., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A central New York recipient of a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart implant is home, discharged from University of Rochester's Strong Memorial Hospital with the Freedom® portable driver to wait for a matching donor heart....

2014-06-11 12:28:22

Bill Wohl lives a busy, active life participating in Transplant Games and competitions, including triathlons, while promoting organ donation TUCSON, Ariz., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scottsdale, Arizona resident Bill Wohl is still going strong after he nearly died of heart failure 15 years ago, but received a second chance at life made possible by the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart as a bridge to a donor heart transplant....

2014-05-27 08:28:05

Lexi Henderson is the First Florida Patient to Receive the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart & the Youngest Patient Discharged on the Freedom Portable Driver so She Can Wait for Her Matching Donor Heart Away from the Hospital TUCSON, Ariz., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nalexia "Lexi" Henderson made history when she was discharged from University of Florida (UF) Health Shands Children's Hospital April 18, 2014, two days before her 17th birthday....

2014-04-29 12:29:21

Randy Shepherd, Kept Alive for 10 Months by the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Powered by the Freedom Portable Driver, Walked the April 26, 2014 Long-Distance Course Honoring Pat Tillman TUCSON, Ariz., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Randy Shepherd's 4.2-mile walk in Pat's Run April 26, 2014, in the Phoenix area was more than a test of his endurance. It was part of his training for the most crucial event of his life--a heart transplant....

2014-04-22 04:21:29

"I was completely shocked," recalls Tiernee Gonzalez of Ohio. "I found out that it wasn't the end, that I had another chance at life." TUCSON, Ariz., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When Tiernee Allegra Gonzalez, 21, was discharged from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center on Monday, April 14, 2014 she left with a new human heart and, as physicians had hoped, a fully recovered kidney. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140421/76846 The heart transplant and the revitalized kidney...


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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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