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2014-09-23 08:30:52

PubMed-indexed case report---with matching video---by surgeons at Texas Children's Hospital and Cincinnati Children's Hospital concludes that the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart can be modified for use in patients whose hearts have congenital abnormalities. TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A case report and matching animated video demonstrate the successful implantation of a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart into a patient with congenital heart disease where his major...

2014-09-18 23:00:49

Heart Transplant program becomes one of only two programs in South Florida. Hollywood, Florida (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute at Memorial Regional Hospital made history this week by performing the first ever, adult heart transplant in Broward County. The hospital received UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) approval to launch the adult heart transplant program earlier this year, becoming one of only two programs in South Florida. The skilled...

2014-09-16 23:04:08

Former Major League Baseball relief pitcher Kent Tekulve is recovering well today after undergoing successful heart transplantation surgery at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) on Friday, September 5. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Former Major League Baseball relief pitcher Kent Tekulve is recovering well today after undergoing successful heart transplantation surgery at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) on Friday, September 5. Mr. Tekulve, who spent most of his 16-year baseball...

2014-09-16 12:24:58

Peer-reviewed case report says implantation of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart restores "normal biventricular circulation" to a congenital patient with only one functioning ventricle. The male patient was bridged to a donor heart 61 days later. TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgeons at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia describe in a case report the first successful use of a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH-t) in a 13- year-old boy with failing Fontan...

2014-09-12 08:24:55

From 1969 to September 5, 2014, 1,413 artificial hearts of 13 different designs have been implanted in heart failure patients. Here's an update on the state of this life-saving technology. TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart failure, is the number one cause of death, killing more people worldwide than all cancers combined. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140911/145568 The need for donor hearts is growing as heart disease continues...

2014-09-05 08:23:58

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The heart and liver transplantation programs at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), part of the Allegheny Health Network, are the region's best in patient care quality, according to the latest report by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140904/143219 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140904/143220 SRTR is the official national database of organ transplantation...

2014-09-03 08:32:39

O'Hara lost two siblings to genetic heart failure when he faced dying of the same condition. The SynCardia Heart implant bridged him to a matching donor heart transplant. Today, Pat is doing great. TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the help of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, Patrick "Pat" O'Hara was bridged to a donor heart transplant and beat genetic heart failure that claimed the lives of two siblings and caused a third to have a heart attack....

2014-08-26 08:29:21

The Tucson company manufactures the Total Artificial Heart, the world's only approved device that eliminates the source of end-stage biventricular failure, and the Freedom portable driver. TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, is high on the Inc. 5000 named by the business magazine Inc. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140825/139411 "SynCardia manufactures the world's only FDA, Health Canada...

2014-07-23 23:26:50

EECP Treatment is FDA-Cleared for Refractory Angina and Offered at Dr. Weaver’s EECP Independent Outpatient Facility in the U.S. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Ronald S. Weaver, MD, owner of Global Cardio Care Centers in Inglewood, Calif., today announced a heart transplant patient with cardiomyopathy has successfully completed a course of Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) therapy at Global Cardio Care Centers and is no longer a candidate for heart transplant. The...

2014-07-22 12:29:46

Ronald Fontana is discharged home while he waits for a matching donor heart transplant. He is enjoying his family, thanks to the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart powered by the Freedom Portable Driver. TUCSON, Ariz., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A central New York recipient of a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart implant is home, discharged from University of Rochester's Strong Memorial Hospital with the Freedom® portable driver to wait for a matching donor heart....


Latest Heart transplantation 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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