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2008-11-06 15:00:28

"Because of the scarcity of available organs, the Montefiore-Einstein Heart Center is looking at new ways for heart disease patients to go on living with their own hearts. This is a paradigm shift in the way we approach the failing heart," says Daniel Goldstein, MD, Surgical Director of the heart Transplant and Mechanical Assist Device Program. On Thursday, November 13th at 7:00pm on http://www.or-live.com/montefiore/2478 Montefiore-Einstein Heart Center will follow its award winning live...

2008-10-15 12:00:33

The afternoon Elizabeth Craze was born 26 years ago, her parents held their breath. "She is perfect," the doctor told them. But within four months, Elizabeth, like the four siblings before her, would be diagnosed with heart failure. Three had already died in infancy. The fourth, her older brother Andrew, would be diagnosed shortly after Elizabeth. It was thought to be a death sentence. "I thought I would go absolutely insane," said her mother, Susan Craze. This was still the...

2008-10-08 09:00:50

After a six-year battle with heart disease that included numerous medications, trips to the emergency room and surgery to implant a pacemaker, 40-year-old Jim Fijalkovich found himself in the Intensive Care Unit at an Ohio hospital. Both sides of his heart were dying and he was in desperate need of a transplant. "I swelled up like a grapefruit because my heart wasn't pumping enough blood. My kidneys and liver had started shutting down," explained Jim. "The doctors said my only options were...

2008-09-28 15:00:00

By SYDNEY SCHWARTZ DUXBURY - George Senerchia has the dreams of a 51-year-old Boston woman. Senerchia, 55, of Northford, Conn., received a heart transplant from the woman on Nov. 6, 2004. He has written letters to the woman's two children, which he believes they have received. But he hasn't heard back. This weekend he's coming to the South Shore to run in the Duxbury Beach Triathlon. He's hoping someone here will know more about his donor, the woman he calls his "Boston girl."...

2008-08-29 03:00:03

WASHINGTON - Government regulators on Wednesday cleared the way for broader use of a blood test that can spare heart transplant patients the ordeal of repeated biopsies to check whether their bodies are rejecting the new organ. The Food and Drug Administration said the test, called AlloMap, is an example of how the science of genetics is changing the practice of medicine. The test analyzes certain kinds of genetic information contained in white blood cells. These are the cells that...

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2008-08-28 13:00:00

On Wednesday, government regulators cleared the way for broader use of a blood test that can spare heart transplant patients the ordeal of repeated biopsies to check if their bodies are rejecting the new organ. The test, called AlloMap, is an example of how the science of genetics is changing the practice of medicine, the Food and Drug Administration said. Certain kinds of genetic information contained in white blood cells are analyzed in the test, including cells that help the body fight off...

2008-08-28 06:00:25

US-based molecular diagnostics company XDx has received market clearance from the FDA for AlloMap molecular expression testing. According to the company, the AlloMap test is a noninvasive, multi-gene molecular diagnostics blood test used to aid in the identification of heart transplant recipients with stable allograft function who have a low probability of moderate or severe acute cellular rejection at the time of testing, in conjunction with standard clinical assessment. AlloMap testing...

2008-08-27 12:00:34

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a non-invasive molecular test to aid doctors in managing heart transplant patients after surgery. The newly approved molecular expression test, called "AlloMap,""can help contribute to an appropriate treatment plan by identifying those patients not experiencing post-operative heart transplant rejection," said Dr. Daniel Schultz, director of the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health. "It is an example of how advancements in...

2008-08-27 06:00:20

XDx, Inc. has received market clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for AlloMap(R) Molecular Expression Testing. The AlloMap Test is a noninvasive, multi-gene molecular diagnostics blood test used to aid in the identification of heart transplant recipients with stable allograft function who have a low probability of moderate/severe acute cellular rejection at the time of testing, in conjunction with standard clinical assessment. XDx is the first U.S. molecular diagnostics...

2008-07-17 09:01:20

On July 10, the Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute's Mechanical Circulatory Support Team performed its first 2008 implant of the CardioWest(TM) temporary Total Artificial Heart on a 57-year-old male patient. The Medical Center implanted its first CardioWest artificial heart in May 2007 as a bridge to human heart transplant. The latest implant follows the recent arrival of Dr. Aly El-Banayosy, the new Director of the Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute's Intensive Care...


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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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