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2011-03-10 11:06:00

HOUSTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital and SynCardia Systems, Inc. announced today that Texas Children's has become the world's first pediatric hospital to complete the first phase of certification to implant the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. The hospital intends to use the Total Artificial Heart as a bridge to transplant for their patients who received a heart transplant as children and now require mechanical support as a bridge to their...

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2011-03-08 14:35:17

Patient hopes procedure will enhance her ability to care for her daughter Surgeons at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center performed the first hand transplant in the western United States in an operation that began one minute before midnight on Friday, March 4, and was completed 14-and-a-half hours later, on Saturday, March 5. The transplant was performed on a 26-year-old mother from Northern California who lost her right hand in a traffic accident nearly five years ago. UCLA is only the fourth...

2011-02-26 00:00:03

21-Year-Old Mom Returns Home to 9-Month-Old Son and Husband to Wait for Matching Donor Heart Tucson, AZ (Vocus/PRWEB) February 24, 2011 On Jan. 20, Marcela Padilla, 21, became the first woman and the fifth person in the U.S. to leave the hospital using the Freedom® portable driver to power her SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. The Tucson mom was discharged from University Medical Center (UMC) just in time to celebrate her 21st birthday at home with her husband and 9-month-old...

2011-01-28 00:14:23

Visionaries in the field of cardiac therapeutics have long looked to the future when a damaged heart could be rebuilt or repaired by using one's own heart cells. A study published in the February issue of Circulation, a scientific journal of the American Heart Association, shows that heart stem cells from children with congenital heart disease were able to rebuild the damaged heart in the laboratory. Sunjay Kaushal, MD, PhD, surgeon in the Division of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery at...

2011-01-25 15:30:00

High Numbers of Donors Continues to Bring Second Chances for Those in Need PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joshua Crumm was born in December 1995 with a hole in the left ventricle of his heart. After a series of surgeries to repair the hole, Joshua was managing his heart condition well until October 2009, when a simple cold signaled the beginning of mysterious symptoms. His parents, Helena and Steve, stood helplessly by as their then-13 year-old son Joshua was placed...

2011-01-24 06:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center and the University of Pittsburgh have been awarded $13.3 million to explore the potential benefits of heart devices for the large and growing group of Americans with heart failure. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and HeartWare (Nasdaq: HTWR), a maker of left ventricular assist devices, are sponsoring the study of earlier access to these devices that support the circulation of...

2011-01-21 00:00:51

Two Turkish Hospitals and Two U.S. Centers to Complete Phase I in January Tucson, Ariz. (Vocus/PRWEB) January 20, 2011 On Jan. 20, SynCardia Systems, Inc. announced that four new hospitals, two in Turkey and two in the U.S., have begun certification to implant the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart as a bridge to transplant. The four centers have, or will complete the first of four phases of certification during the month of January.     Kartal Kosuyolu Yuksek...

2010-11-17 15:10:04

210 hospitals evaluated on HealthGrades.com HealthGrades, the nation's leading independent ratings organization, today made available to organ transplant patients a list of those hospitals with the best track record for survival and chances of receiving a donor organ. HealthGrades annual evaluation of the nation's top-performing hospitals in organ transplantation includes clinical quality data, based on patient outcomes, for each of the 210 adult acute care hospitals that perform transplants....

2010-11-15 12:16:12

Young father receives leading-edge intervention prior to undergoing heart transplant James "Jimmy" Armstrong hadn't missed a "Mac" in 28 years. At 44, he's one of the youngest "goats" in the Chicago Yacht Club. Sailors receive the designation of "goat" once they've completed 20 or more "Macs", the 333-mile boat race from Chicago to Mackinac, Michigan. Armstrong has sailed the race every year since he was 16. But, he wasn't among the sailors this past July. Instead, he was in intensive care...

2010-11-10 17:38:36

Michael Mengel, a pathology researcher with the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, has found a new way to analyze biopsies from heart transplant patients by looking at their genes. This allows him to make an early prediction whether the transplant is working. This is extremely important in heart transplant patients because a successful outcome depends completely on doing a biopsy of the heart tissue and prescribing treatments if necessary. In other organs transplants, doctors can use other...


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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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