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2012-02-28 11:41:04

Johns Hopkins research identifies factors in long-term transplant survival Heart transplant patients who receive new organs before the age of 55 and get them at hospitals that perform at least nine heart transplants a year are significantly more likely than other people to survive at least 10 years after their operations, new Johns Hopkins research suggests. Examining data from the more than 22,000 American adults who got new hearts between 1987 and 1999, researchers found that roughly...

2012-02-23 13:25:00

Total Artificial Heart Available at 56 SynCardia Certified Centers Worldwide with an Additional 34 Hospitals Currently Undergoing Certification Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) February 23, 2012 SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that the 1,000th implant of the world´s first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart was performed on Feb. 10 at The University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson,...

2012-02-23 16:41:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardiothoracic surgeons at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) in Pittsburgh have become the first in western Pennsylvania and among an elite group in the world to replace a failing human heart with the latest generation total artificial heart implant, introducing a new, life-sustaining treatment option for the most critically ill patients with end-stage heart failure. The SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, developed by...

2012-02-15 15:30:00

47-Year-Old Father of One Waited for Matching Donor Heart at Home for 3 Months Using Freedom® Portable Driver Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 Gregory Welsh, 47, is a compelling example of the life-changing importance of organ donation. Following a car accident in 1996, he made the decision to donate his wife´s organs in hopes of helping others. Fifteen years later, Mr. Welsh´s gift came full circle when he received a donor heart transplant after 120 days of life with the...

2012-02-15 13:09:00

DETROIT, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Few hospitals have as much experience with the Berlin Heart as DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan. This is why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was eager to hear testimony from Henry L. Walters III, MD, chief of cardiovascular surgery at DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Walters provided testimony about the device at a recent public hearing. After reviewing the clinical trial data and hearing testimony from Dr. Walters and...

2012-02-15 07:05:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gregory Welsh, 47, is a compelling example of the life-changing importance of organ donation. Following a car accident in 1996, he made the decision to donate his wife's organs in hopes of helping others. Fifteen years later, Mr. Welsh's gift came full circle when he received a donor heart transplant after 120 days of life with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120215/LA53807) "It's a...

2012-02-13 23:23:47

More than six million American adults suffer from heart failure. But, while the prevalence of this disease has increased over time, there are signs that deaths from it have not and hospitalization rates may be stabilizing as well. Healthcare professionals say this is good news and the future looks even more promising.   “Despite the increasing number of people affected, the prognosis for patients with heart failure has steadily improved,” said Gregg C. Fonarow, M.D,...

2012-02-09 13:05:00

18-Year-Old Jordan Merecka was 1st Pediatric Total Artificial Heart Patient to be Discharged Home Using the Freedom® Portable Driver Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) February 09, 2012 SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the world´s first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced today that 18-year-old Jordan Merecka was successfully bridged to a heart transplant at Texas Children´s Hospital after 160 days of support with the SynCardia...

2012-02-09 07:05:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced today that 18-year-old Jordan Merecka was successfully bridged to a heart transplant at Texas Children's Hospital after 160 days of support with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120209/LA50433) "Before I got the Total...

2012-02-06 09:30:00

MIAMI, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This February, American Heart Month, Discovery Familia joins this important cause by launching the "Escucha tu Corazon" (Listen To Your Heart) initiative to raise awareness and educate Hispanic women about heart disease, including their risk factors. The national initiative includes special on air programming, Public Service Announcements (PSAs), a microsite specifically created to provide information on the subject, and a special...


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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