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"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.
The afternoon Elizabeth Craze was born 26 years ago, her parents held their breath. "She is perfect," the doctor told them. But within four months, Elizabeth, like the four siblings before her, would be diagnosed with heart failure. Three had already died in infancy.
After a six-year battle with heart disease that included numerous medications, trips to the emergency room and surgery to implant a pacemaker, 40-year-old Jim Fijalkovich found himself in the Intensive Care Unit at an Ohio hospital.
By SYDNEY SCHWARTZ DUXBURY - George Senerchia has the dreams of a 51-year-old Boston woman. Senerchia, 55, of Northford, Conn., received a heart transplant from the woman on Nov. 6, 2004. He has written letters to the woman's two children, which he believes they have received.
WASHINGTON - Government regulators on Wednesday cleared the way for broader use of a blood test that can spare heart transplant patients the ordeal of repeated biopsies to check whether their bodies are rejecting the new organ.
On Wednesday, government regulators cleared the way for broader use of a blood test that can spare heart transplant patients the ordeal of repeated biopsies to check if their bodies are rejecting the new organ.
US-based molecular diagnostics company XDx has received market clearance from the FDA for AlloMap molecular expression testing.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a non-invasive molecular test to aid doctors in managing heart transplant patients after surgery.
XDx, Inc. has received market clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for AlloMap(R) Molecular Expression Testing.
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.
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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