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2011-11-15 05:05:00

263 Hospitals Evaluated on HealthGrades.com; Hospitals with Best Outcomes in Kidney, Lung, Heart and Liver Transplants Receive Transplant Excellence Awardâ“ž¢ Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 14, 2011 HealthGrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital, today made available to organ transplant patients a list of those hospitals with the best track record for survival and chances of receiving a...

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...

2011-10-27 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...


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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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  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
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