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2011-09-05 11:11:30

Johns Hopkins researchers say they have developed a formula to predict which heart transplant patients are at greatest risk of death in the year following their surgeries, information that could help medical teams figure out who would benefit most from the small number of available organs. "Donor hearts are a limited resource," says John V. Conte, M.D., a professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the senior author of the study. "Now, we have a...

2011-08-10 07:05:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that on Aug. 2, Papworth Hospital in Cambridge discharged the United Kingdom's first Total Artificial Heart patient to wait for a matching donor heart at home with his wife and 5-year-old son using the Freedom® portable driver. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110810/LA50030-a) (Photo:...

2011-07-28 00:01:00

Just recognized by U.S. News and World Report Magazine as one of the country's preeminent centers for the treatment of heart disease, Pittsburgh's Allegheny General Hospital also boasts the state of Pennsylvania's highest quality heart transplant program, according a new national report of transplant patient outcomes. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 27, 2011 The heart transplantation program at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) has the highest one-year survival rate of any transplantation...

2011-07-22 15:34:00

NEW YORK, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A surgical team from the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care recently received certification training for implanting the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, a replacement heart implanted in patients at risk of imminent death from heart failure. The team, led by Robert E. Michler, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, traveled to Houston,...

2011-07-22 08:30:00

NEW YORK, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A surgical team from the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care recently received certification training for implanting the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, a replacement heart implanted in patients at risk of imminent death from heart failure. The team, led by Robert E. Michler, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, traveled to Houston,...

2011-06-30 19:20:39

A new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation reveals that there is a significant risk of serious skin cancers, including cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, in heart transplant patients. When people receive heart transplants, they need immune medications to keep their body from rejecting the transplant. The changes to the immune system they experience as a result of the medications can also make them more susceptible to developing cancers. Led by Murad Alam,...

2011-06-29 11:54:00

HOUSTON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital in Houston announced today that it is the first pediatric hospital in the United States to implant an artificial heart into the chest of a 17-year-old patient as the only option to save his life. The history-making patient underwent a rare 15-hour operation on May 22 and is currently recovering at Texas Children's Hospital. He is one of three congenital heart patients in the nation to get such a device. To view a video of the...

2011-04-14 11:46:00

SAN DIEGO, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New results from the largest multicenter clinical trial for heart transplant patients will be released this week at the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 31st Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in San Diego. Results show clinical benefit for the use of Everolimus in heart transplant patients. The trial includes 721 randomized patients at 67 medical centers spanning 5 continents. The research compared the...

2011-03-10 11:06:00

HOUSTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital and SynCardia Systems, Inc. announced today that Texas Children's has become the world's first pediatric hospital to complete the first phase of certification to implant the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. The hospital intends to use the Total Artificial Heart as a bridge to transplant for their patients who received a heart transplant as children and now require mechanical support as a bridge to their...

2011-02-26 00:00:03

21-Year-Old Mom Returns Home to 9-Month-Old Son and Husband to Wait for Matching Donor Heart Tucson, AZ (Vocus/PRWEB) February 24, 2011 On Jan. 20, Marcela Padilla, 21, became the first woman and the fifth person in the U.S. to leave the hospital using the Freedom® portable driver to power her SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. The Tucson mom was discharged from University Medical Center (UMC) just in time to celebrate her 21st birthday at home with her husband and 9-month-old...


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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