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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...

2012-01-23 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...

2011-09-05 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,...


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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