Latest Heart transplantation Stories
Patients with advanced heart failure should have ongoing conversations with their healthcare providers to make informed decisions about treatment options that match their personal values, goals and preferences.
Doctors Estimate up to 10 Patients a Year at Allegheny Could Benefit from the Total Artificial Heart as a Bridge to Transplant Tucson, Ariz.
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.
Total Artificial Heart Available at 56 SynCardia Certified Centers Worldwide with an Additional 34 Hospitals Currently Undergoing Certification Tucson, AZ (PRWEB)
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
More than six million American adults suffer from heart failure.
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,...