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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 Glen Eller, McAlester News-Capital, Okla. Jun. 30--BY GLEN ELLER SPORTS EDITOR Evelyn Lienhard never thought she would celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary with her husband James. The Lienhards had been married for nearly 34 years when they found out that James' heart was failing.
By Stewart, Susan Context.-Pulmonary infections are common and often life- threatening in solid organ and stem cell transplant recipients.
By McCalmont, Vicki Bennett, Kristi Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy is a rare, highly fatal demyelinating brain infection caused by the JC virus. This infection is associated with immunosuppressive agents and is emerging in the transplant population.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Norman Shumway, who performed the first U.S. heart transplant, died on Friday a day after his 83rd birthday from complications related to cancer, Stanford University announced.
A new study shows daclizumab is effective in reducing rejection and risk for infection in heart transplant patients.
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,...