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2011-09-05 11:11:30

Johns Hopkins researchers say they have developed a formula to predict which heart transplant patients are at greatest risk of death in the year following their surgeries, information that could help medical teams figure out who would benefit most from the small number of available organs. "Donor hearts are a limited resource," says John V. Conte, M.D., a professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the senior author of the study. "Now, we have a...

2011-08-31 10:05:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that it has launched company pages on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn in order to educate a larger audience about the world's only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart. There have been more than 950 implants of the Total Artificial Heart, accounting for more than 230 patient years of life on...

2011-08-31 10:00:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, the first pediatric hospital in the world to implant the only approved Total Artificial Heart into the chest of a teen, is now sending the patient home. Jordan Merecka, 18, will be using the Freedom® portable driver, a wearable power supply that can be carried in a backpack and run his Total Artificial Heart while he waits for a donor heart. To view a video of Jordan and his new backpack, see:...

2011-08-24 08:05:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has discharged the first Total Artificial Heart patient in the Midwest to wait for a matching donor heart at home using a portable power supply called the Freedom® driver. Richard Whittington, 59, received the Total Artificial Heart on July 6 and after 34...

2011-08-17 07:00:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that University of Muenster in Germany has successfully bridged its first patient to transplant with the Total Artificial Heart after 89 days of support. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110817/LA53549) On Jan. 14, 60-year-old Jan Detert was admitted to University of Muenster as an emergency heart attack case...

2011-08-10 07:05:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that on Aug. 2, Papworth Hospital in Cambridge discharged the United Kingdom's first Total Artificial Heart patient to wait for a matching donor heart at home with his wife and 5-year-old son using the Freedom® portable driver. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110810/LA50030-a) (Photo:...

2011-08-03 07:00:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is the nation's first pediatric hospital to both surgically implant and later explant a mechanical ventricular assist device (VAD), inside the chest of a teen with chronic heart failure as a bridge to recovery, avoiding heart transplantation. The patient, 15-year-old David Rios, returned to his home in South Texas with a healed heart after spending seven months at Texas Children's Hospital recovering from a life-threatening...

2011-07-28 13:51:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute Heart Failure Clinic became the first program in the nation to be certified under new Joint Commission standards that are focused on providing safe, successful transitions of care as heart-failure patients move from the inpatient setting to the outpatient setting. In collaboration with the American Heart Association, The Joint Commission launched the Advanced Certification in Heart Failure program...

2011-07-28 00:01:00

Just recognized by U.S. News and World Report Magazine as one of the country's preeminent centers for the treatment of heart disease, Pittsburgh's Allegheny General Hospital also boasts the state of Pennsylvania's highest quality heart transplant program, according a new national report of transplant patient outcomes. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 27, 2011 The heart transplantation program at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) has the highest one-year survival rate of any transplantation...

2011-07-22 15:34:00

NEW YORK, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A surgical team from the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care recently received certification training for implanting the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, a replacement heart implanted in patients at risk of imminent death from heart failure. The team, led by Robert E. Michler, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, traveled to Houston,...


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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