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2012-08-23 02:24:06

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced today that Michelle Johnson, a 39-year-old mother of three who received the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart in January, is featured in the cover story of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" issue. The 2012-2013 guidebook to the nation's top hospitals hits...

2012-08-08 18:21:55

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Berlin Heart announced today that a study published in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) concludes that survival using the Company's EXCOR(®) Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) is "significantly greater" than the standard-of-care (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or "ECMO") as a "bridging therapy" for children in need of a heart transplant. The principal author, Charles D. Fraser, Jr., M.D.,...

2012-07-26 02:29:34

HOUSTON, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While athletes from all over the world will be gathering in London for the 2012 Summer Olympics, hundreds of other athletes whose lives were saved by organ transplantation will gather to compete for the gold at the Transplant Games of America in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Renal Service and the Heart Center from Texas Children's Hospital in Houston will send three kidney transplant recipients and two heart transplant recipients to...

2012-06-28 10:25:36

LOS ANGELES, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The UCLA Heart Transplant Program performed its 2,000th heart transplant surgery earlier this month, becoming the first program in the western United States and only the second in the world to achieve this remarkable milestone. Bill Meadows, 59, of Riverside, Calif., who suffered from advanced dilated cardiomyopathy with secondary pulmonary hypertension, received the donated organ on June 4 in a four-hour surgery at Ronald Reagan...

2012-06-07 23:01:47

Dancer Mia Welch Bridged to Heart Transplant with SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Tucson, Ariz. (PRWEB) June 07, 2012 Last fall, 21-year-old Mia Welch took the phrase “dancing your heart out” to a whole new level. It all began in summer 2010, when she was attending Mesa Community College and dancing 14 hours a week with the school´s summer dance company. “During our summer showcase, every time I did a dance, I was exhausted, which wasn´t normal for me,”...

2012-06-01 06:22:33

U-M Center for Circulatory Support provides leadership in research and innovation of the devices that help patients survive the wait for a heart transplant ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Math and physics teacher Darol Straub, 65, of Ann Arbor, Mich., helped high school and community college students make sense of the laws of motion, but by spring of this year his heart struggled to pump. On May 7 he was implanted with a left ventricular assist device that...

2012-05-21 12:36:13

Statins prevent cancer and reduce death from all causes in heart transplant recipients. The findings were independent of cholesterol levels. The research was presented at the Heart Failure Congress 2012, 19-22 May, in Belgrade, Serbia. The Congress is the main annual meeting of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology. Cancer is the leading cause of death late after heart transplantation. Skin cancer is particularly common, but solid organ cancers including...

2012-05-21 05:27:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) - Cancer is the leading cause of death late after heart transplantation. Now, new research shows that statins, immunomondulatory drugs, may benefit patients beyond their lipid lowering effects. Researchers in Zurich are currently investigating the impact of statin therapy on the occurrence of cancer and death from causes in heart transplantation recipients. They found the increased rate of cancer in heart transplant recipients may be related to the immune suppression of...

2012-05-15 06:28:30

RICHMOND, Va., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Donate Life America (DLA) announced today that it has partnered with PGA TOUR golfer and two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton on a new educational campaign, "Play Through with Erik Compton," which is supported by Genentech, a member of the Roche Group. "Play Through" aims to raise public awareness of organ donation and urge Americans to consider becoming organ donors. "Last year, Donate Life America achieved a significant...

2012-05-10 06:26:44

TUCSON, Ariz., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, said today that Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has discharged its first patient to be implanted with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. Michelle Johnson, 39, left the hospital to wait for a matching donor heart at home using the Freedom® portable driver to power her...


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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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