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2011-11-14 15:25:54

Johns Hopkins research finds racial, gender disparities among those living 10 years after surgery White heart transplant patients under the age of 18 are more than twice as likely to be alive a decade after surgery as their African-American counterparts, new Johns Hopkins research suggests. The findings, part of a large-scale review of factors that appear to significantly influence long-term survival among pediatric heart transplant patients, will be presented this week at the American...

2011-11-10 13:10:00

VCU Medical Centerâs Retrospective Study Compares Patient Exercise Performance and Blood Pressure Response of the Total Artificial Heart vs. the HeartMate II LVAD Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) November 10, 2011 In the November issue of The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation (JHLT), Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center in Richmond published the first findings demonstrating that physical exercise and measurable rehabilitation are feasible with the SynCardia temporary...

2011-11-02 13:00:00

Total Artificial Heart Manufacturer Joins Members From More Than 60 Countries Judged by Their Peers as the Most Innovative in the Technology World Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) November 02, 2011 SynCardia Systems, Inc. (http://www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that it has been inducted into the World Technology Network (WTN) as a new Corporate Member. Membership can only occur through the annual Awards process, in which individuals and...

2011-11-02 08:40:59

Patients who have received a solid organ transplant, such as kidney, liver, heart or lung, have an overall cancer risk that is double that of the general population, with an increased risk for many different types of malignancies, according to a study in the November 2 issue of JAMA. "In 2010, a total of 28,664 transplants were performed in the United States, including 16,899 kidney transplants, 6,291 liver transplants, 2,333 heart transplants, and 1,770 lung transplants," according to...

2011-11-01 13:43:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, Oct. 29, 18-year-old Jordan Merecka received a phone call that changed his life; he learned that he was a good match for a donor heart. After a 12-hour heart transplant surgery at Texas Children's Hospital, Merecka and his family are celebrating his amazing gift of a new life. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111101/DC97765) "There are no words to express our feeling of gratitude for this beautiful gift for our...

2011-10-27 12:50:00

âœItâs a Miracle to Have the Opportunity to be at Home with My Family and to Have a Life Againâ Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) October 27, 2011 SynCardia Systems, Inc. (http://www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the worldâs only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced today that Oklahoma pastor Troy Golden has surpassed one year of life at home using the Freedom® portable driver to power his...

2011-09-29 07:45:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In May 2011, Omer Bayrak made headlines when he became the first patient in Turkey to be discharged from the hospital using the Freedom® portable driver to power his SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. Since returning home to wait for a matching donor heart, Mr. Bayrak has been enjoying his new-found celebrity as "the only man in Turkey who lives without a heart." (Photo:...

2011-09-21 09:15:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that University Hospital of Nantes successfully transplanted 51-year-old Total Artificial Heart patient Louise Mouche after 177 days of support. Mrs. Mouche is a French gypsy who lives with a sedentary group of people approximately 40 km from Nantes. "We first implanted Mrs. Mouche with a left ventricular assist device...

2011-09-20 07:00:00

BOSTON, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 15th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) will feature a debate session titled, "How do You Vote: The Weekly Meeting," which will focus on the best course of treatment for an older patient with heart failure. Options to be considered include a heart transplant, a left ventricular assist device, or palliative care. Dr. Heather Ross will be presenting the case for palliative care during this session. She argues...

2011-09-07 07:10:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that Texas Children's Hospital in Houston has discharged its first pediatric Total Artificial Heart patient to wait for a matching donor heart at home. On Aug. 31, 18-year-old Jordan Merecka left the hospital using the Freedom® portable driver, a wearable power supply for his Total Artificial 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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