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2010-09-01 08:00:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint Thomas Hospital is celebrating the 25th anniversary of performing its first heart transplant. In 1985, Saint Thomas became the first in Tennessee, and the 26th hospital in the United States, to offer a heart transplant program. "Saint Thomas Hospital is a pioneer in heart transplantation," said E. Dale Batchelor, M.D., President and CEO, Saint Thomas Hospital. "Transplantation continues to be a 'last resort' for so many patients facing...

2010-08-25 01:50:13

Transplant surgery to correct the most common type of genetic heart disease yields similar short-term and potentially greater long-term survival rates as transplant surgery for other heart diseases, according to research reported in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal. Researchers found similar survival rates one year after heart transplant surgery between hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients (85 percent) and those with other kinds of heart disease (82...

2010-08-03 14:46:17

Scientists report that viral infection of the heart is a predictor of heart transplant failure in young children and adolescents, although it can be detected by screening for viral genes and treated to improve organ survival. Published online Aug. 2 (Aug. 10 issue) in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the study suggests a therapeutic strategy for overcoming one of the major challenges facing young heart transplant recipients "“ that of organ failure caused by viral...

2010-07-26 13:07:59

Published in the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation Since the dawn of heart transplantation in the 1960s, medical care of heart transplant recipients has varied from center to center and been guided by the experience of individual clinicians. The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) has made an unprecedented commitment by convening experts in all areas of heart transplantation to develop practice guidelines for the care of heart transplant recipients. The...

2010-05-27 13:50:14

Pediatric Heart Network study is largest clinical trial of treatment of patients with congenital heart disease Infants born with a severely underdeveloped heart who undergo a newer surgical procedure are more likely to survive their first year and not require a heart transplant than those who have a more traditional surgical procedure, according to a report by researchers supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), which is part of the National Institutes of Health....

2010-04-22 08:55:00

CHICAGO, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) and XDx, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company focused on noninvasive gene expression tests for the monitoring of immune-mediated conditions, today announced results from the Invasive Monitoring Attenuation through Gene Expression (IMAGE) clinical trial. The IMAGE results were presented during a plenary session at the ISHLT 30th Anniversary Meeting & Scientific Sessions in Chicago...

2010-04-21 10:30:00

ADDISON, Texas, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) today announces new guidelines to standardize care for heart transplant patients worldwide. The guidelines demonstrate a united effort to decrease complications, improve outcomes and increase patient survival rates among heart transplant recipients. The guidelines will be presented during today's symposium The ISHLT Guidelines for Heart Transplant Recipients: Towards an...

2010-04-16 07:30:00

BRISBANE, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- XDx, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company focused on noninvasive tests for the monitoring of immune-mediated conditions, today announced that results from its Invasive Monitoring Attenuation through Gene Expression (IMAGE) trial will be presented by Dr. Michael X. Pham, Stanford University Medical Center, during a plenary session at the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation 30th Anniversary Meeting & Scientific Sessions...

2010-04-09 09:11:10

University of Utah heart surgeon implants VAD in Idaho man as part of national clinical trial After receiving only the fourth U.S. implant of a new-generation, Utah-made ventricular assist (VAD ) device, an Idaho man with heart failure is looking forward to resuming an active life following an operation on March 17 at University of Utah Hospital. Douglas Wiley, Kuna, Idaho, received the Levacorâ“ž¢ VAD as part of national clinical trial under way at the University...

2010-03-14 14:31:51

The drug regadenoson is safe and poses fewer side effects than the conventional medication used during a cardiac nuclear stress test of heart transplant patients, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. Researchers say the 25 patients in the study did not experience adverse side effects such as abnormally low blood pressure or slow heart beat when regadenoson was used during the stress test. Additionally, patients showed no signs of heart block, a condition in which the signal from the...


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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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