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2012-06-23 23:01:07

Raymond L. Benza, MD, an internationally recognized cardiologist who serves as Medical Director of the Advanced Heart Failure, Transplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) has been named Physician of the Year by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA). Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 22, 2012 Raymond L. Benza, MD, an internationally recognized cardiologist who serves as Medical Director of the Advanced Heart Failure,...


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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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Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'