Latest heart transplant Stories
From 1969 to September 5, 2014, 1,413 artificial hearts of 13 different designs have been implanted in heart failure patients.
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.
EECP Treatment is FDA-Cleared for Refractory Angina and Offered at Dr.
Ronald Fontana is discharged home while he waits for a matching donor heart transplant.
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/
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
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
"I was completely shocked," recalls Tiernee Gonzalez of Ohio.
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Once Results of Studies Are Approved by the FDA, the Smaller 50cc SynCardia Heart and New Permanent Use Indication Will Triple the Number of Heart Failure Patients Who Can Get a 2nd Chance at Life
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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