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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...

2012-02-13 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...

2012-01-23 19:00:00

The heart transplant and liver transplantation programs at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) are among the nation´s best in patient care quality, according to the latest report by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 23, 2012 The heart and liver transplantation programs at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) are among the nation´s best in patient care quality, according to the latest report by the Scientific Registry of Transplant...

2012-01-19 14:25:00

SynCardia Total Artificial Heart was the “Perfect Solution” for Near-Death Patient with Ventricular Septal Defect Tucson, Ariz. (PRWEB) January 19, 2012 SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that on Dec. 29, 2011, University Medical Center (UMC) Ljubljana discharged Slovenia´s first Total Artificial Heart patient, 61-year-old Nikola GaÅ¡pič, to wait for a matching donor heart at home...


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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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