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A new type of heart pump significantly improves survival in people with severe heart failure, according to a study presented Tuesday at an American Heart Association conference and published by the New England Journal of Medicine.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Larry Clymer's heart was just plum wearing out. The 60-year-old Rocklin resident needed a heart transplant, and a temporary machine was implanted in his abdomen to keep his heart beating until the right heart was identified.
LOMA LINDA, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Monday, October 26, marks the 25-year anniversary of the first neonatal cross-species heart transplant in history. Dr.
DEERFIELD, Ill., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Astellas Pharma US, Inc. approval for the use of Prograf(R) (tacrolimus) in conjunction with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) for the prevention of organ rejection in kidney transplant recipients.
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.
Hospital's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute achieves milestone outcomes for heart transplant CHICAGO, March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Newly released data from the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) shows that in 2008 Northwestern Memorial Hospital's heart transplant program achieved the largest volumes and top-rated outcomes in Illinois -- a ranking that places the program among the top 20 heart transplant programs nationally.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Terumo Heart, Inc. today announced that NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center recently became the second U.S.
A 14-year-old South Carolina girl who spent 118 days without a heart has been discharged from a hospital and says she wants to play with her friends. D'Zhana Simmons, who was kept alive for almost four months by mechanical pumps, had her first heart transplant fail July 4.
An American teenager lived for 118 days without a heart; doctors say she was kept alive by a custom-built artificial blood-pumping device until she was able to have a heart transplant.
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,...