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2009-03-13 15:46:00

Hospital's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute achieves milestone outcomes for heart transplant CHICAGO, March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Newly released data from the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) shows that in 2008 Northwestern Memorial Hospital's heart transplant program achieved the largest volumes and top-rated outcomes in Illinois -- a ranking that places the program among the top 20 heart transplant programs nationally. "We are very proud of the collaborations and diligent...

2009-03-09 06:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Terumo Heart, Inc. today announced that NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center recently became the second U.S. center, and first in the Northeast, to implant the DuraHeart(TM) Left-Ventricular Assist System as part of the DuraHeart Bridge-To-Transplant U.S. pivotal trial, a multi-center, prospective, non-randomized study, involving 140 patients in up to 40 centers nationwide. The trial will evaluate the safety and efficacy...

2008-11-20 17:53:08

A 14-year-old South Carolina girl who spent 118 days without a heart has been discharged from a hospital and says she wants to play with her friends. D'Zhana Simmons, who was kept alive for almost four months by mechanical pumps, had her first heart transplant fail July 4. Her chest became an empty cavity until Oct. 29, when she was well enough for doctors at Holtz Children's Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center put a new heart in. ''It was scary not knowing...

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2008-11-20 08:20:00

An American teenager lived for 118 days without a heart; doctors say she was kept alive by a custom-built artificial blood-pumping device until she was able to have a heart transplant. D'Zhana Simmons says she felt like a "fake person" for the four months when she had no heart beating in her chest. "But I know that I really was here," the 14-year-old said, "and I did live without a heart." The shy teen seemed in awe of what she's endured as she was released Wednesday from a Miami hospital....

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2008-11-13 12:30:16

US researchers said on Wednesday that men and women who get heart transplants are more likely to die when the donor was of the opposite sex. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore said the cause is not clear but could be due to size differences in the heart, as men's tend to be larger. It could also be certain hormonal and immunological factors. The federal government paid for the study that was led by Dr. Eric Weiss, a cardiac surgery researcher at Johns Hopkins University in...

2008-11-11 15:10:00

British health officials say they won't try to force Hannah Jones to accept a heart transplant, even though it might prolong her life. Doctors dropped their High Court petition to force her to have surgery after she convinced a child protection officer to let her remain at home rather than take the chance of dying in a hospital, The Times of London reported Tuesday. Jones, 13, has been hospitalized numerous times since being diagnosed at age 5 with leukemia that now is in remission....

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."...


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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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