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2009-10-14 13:46:00

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.

2009-05-28 08:00:00

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.

2009-04-02 20:25:37

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.

2009-03-13 15:46:00

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.

2009-03-09 06:00:00

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.

2008-11-20 17:53:08

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.

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2008-11-20 08:20:00

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.

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2008-11-13 12:30:16

US researchers said on Wednesday that men and women who get heart transplants are more likely to die when the donor was of the opposite sex.

2008-11-11 15:10:00

British health officials say they won't try to force Hannah Jones to accept a heart transplant, even though it might prolong her life.

2008-11-06 15:00:28

"Because of the scarcity of available organs, the Montefiore-Einstein Heart Center is looking at new ways for heart disease patients to go on living with their own hearts.


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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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