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2012-04-26 23:02:36

Retired Pro Hockey Player Gaetano “Gates” Orlando Receives World´s Only Approved Total Artificial Heart to Bridge Him to a Heart Transplant Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) April 26, 2012 SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the world´s first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced today that retired professional hockey player and two-time Olympian, Gaetano “Gates” Orlando, has become the first person in upstate New York...

2012-03-15 12:25:00

63-Year-Old John Martino Looking Forward to Watching His 4 Grandchildren Grow Up Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that on March 7, Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk, VA, discharged its first Total Artificial Heart patient home using the Freedom® portable driver. “We expect Mr. Martino to be able to exercise, visit with friends and family, and lead a relatively normal life now...

2012-03-12 21:25:02

Some patients with advanced heart failure caused by cardiomyopathy, the deterioration of function of the heart muscle, are getting a new lease on life thanks to an innovative treatment program at Jewish Hospital, a part of KentuckyOne Health, and the University of Louisville. Led by Emma Birks, M.D., Ph.D., FRCP, director of the Jewish Hospital Heart Failure, Transplant and Mechanical Support Program, the program treats advanced heart failure patients who have left ventricular assist...

2012-03-06 13:28:00

First patient successfully receives donor heart. Second patient on Freedom Driver. NORFOLK, Va., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Living without a heart. What was once only a far off concept has now become a reality for advanced heart failure patients in need of more time to await a heart transplant. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120306/DC65557) Physicians at Sentara Heart Hospital have begun offering the Total Artificial Heart (TAH) as the latest...

2012-02-28 11:41:04

Johns Hopkins research identifies factors in long-term transplant survival Heart transplant patients who receive new organs before the age of 55 and get them at hospitals that perform at least nine heart transplants a year are significantly more likely than other people to survive at least 10 years after their operations, new Johns Hopkins research suggests. Examining data from the more than 22,000 American adults who got new hearts between 1987 and 1999, researchers found that roughly...

2012-02-09 13:05:00

18-Year-Old Jordan Merecka was 1st Pediatric Total Artificial Heart Patient to be Discharged Home Using the Freedom® Portable Driver Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) February 09, 2012 SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the world´s first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced today that 18-year-old Jordan Merecka was successfully bridged to a heart transplant at Texas Children´s Hospital after 160 days of support with the SynCardia...

2012-02-09 07:05:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 9, 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 18-year-old Jordan Merecka was successfully bridged to a heart transplant at Texas Children's Hospital after 160 days of support with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120209/LA50433) "Before I got the Total...

2012-01-23 19:00:00

The heart transplant and liver transplantation programs at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) are among the nation´s best in patient care quality, according to the latest report by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 23, 2012 The heart and liver transplantation programs at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) are among the nation´s best in patient care quality, according to the latest report by the Scientific Registry of Transplant...

FDA Approves First Heart Pump For Children Awaiting Transplant
2011-12-19 06:30:26

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday that it has approved the first heart pump for children with heart failure, giving a new treatment option for patients who are too small to receive adult implants. The ventricular assist device is made by Germany-based Berlin Heart, and is the first heart pump approved to help children survive as they await a heart transplant.   The device does the work of a normal heart in children with congenital or other cardiovascular...

2011-09-07 07:10:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that Texas Children's Hospital in Houston has discharged its first pediatric Total Artificial Heart patient to wait for a matching donor heart at home. On Aug. 31, 18-year-old Jordan Merecka left the hospital using the Freedom® portable driver, a wearable power supply for his Total Artificial Heart....


Latest heart transplant Reference Libraries

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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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