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2010-11-09 15:30:00

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. and SYDNEY, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HeartWare International, Inc. (Nasdaq: HTWR; ASX: HIN), a leading innovator of less invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies that are revolutionizing the treatment of advanced heart failure, announced today that Keith Aaronson, MD, MS, will present data from the ADVANCE Bridge-to-Transplant clinical trial on Sunday, November 14, at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2010 at McCormick...

2010-10-12 16:41:07

In a Canadian first, the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre used a new kind of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to treat a patient with advanced heart failure. The new device is longer lasting than older generation LVADs and may eliminate the need for a second LVAD "“ a major drawback with the old technology. The patient, 61-year-old Marva Lorde of Mississauga, suffered a heart attack in 2007 and underwent several treatments for heart failure "“ including a 10-day intensive care unit...

2010-10-12 11:07:00

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center has begun an open label, non-randomized pilot research study to evaluate the safety, tolerability and device performance of the GeNO NITROsyl(TM) Delivery System during right heart catheterization in subjects being evaluated for orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) and left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. The study will be the first to evaluate the change in hemodynamic variables following the delivery of...

2010-09-28 08:27:27

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Scientists have discovered a simple and cheap blood test that can be used to stop organ rejection before it impairs transplanted heart and kidneys. This can save a countless number of desperate lives. "In the past, we couldn't spot rejection episodes until they harmed the organ," Atul Butte, MD, PhD, who is co-senior author of the new research and an associate professor of medical informatics and of pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine, in addition to...

2010-09-25 00:45:26

A simple, inexpensive blood test could soon help doctors halt organ rejection before it impairs transplanted hearts and kidneys. "In the past, we couldn't spot rejection episodes until they harmed the organ," said Atul Butte, MD, PhD, who is co-senior author of the new research and an associate professor of medical informatics and of pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine, in addition to director of the Center for Pediatric Bioinformatics at Lucile Packard Children's...

2010-09-15 08:00:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma US, Inc. has announced the winners of the second 2010 Transplant Scholars Awards, which awarded a dozen $5,000 educational scholarships to transplant recipients and living donors from around the country to help them pursue their educational goals and gain even more power to make a real difference in the lives of the people around them. Scholarship winners were chosen from among 283 entries by a panel of judges who evaluated the...

2010-09-15 08:00:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 1, 2011, the Donate Life float will roll through the streets of Pasadena reminding millions of viewers of the Rose Parade® to "Seize the Day" and register as organ donors in an effort to save lives. Aboard the float will be the five winners of the 2011 Astellas Ride of a Lifetime(SM) Contest, whose stories about how transplant changed their lives serve as an inspiration to others. Astellas Pharma US, Inc., is a top-level...

2010-09-01 08:00:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint Thomas Hospital is celebrating the 25th anniversary of performing its first heart transplant. In 1985, Saint Thomas became the first in Tennessee, and the 26th hospital in the United States, to offer a heart transplant program. "Saint Thomas Hospital is a pioneer in heart transplantation," said E. Dale Batchelor, M.D., President and CEO, Saint Thomas Hospital. "Transplantation continues to be a 'last resort' for so many patients facing...

2010-08-25 01:50:13

Transplant surgery to correct the most common type of genetic heart disease yields similar short-term and potentially greater long-term survival rates as transplant surgery for other heart diseases, according to research reported in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal. Researchers found similar survival rates one year after heart transplant surgery between hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients (85 percent) and those with other kinds of heart disease (82...

2010-08-03 14:46:17

Scientists report that viral infection of the heart is a predictor of heart transplant failure in young children and adolescents, although it can be detected by screening for viral genes and treated to improve organ survival. Published online Aug. 2 (Aug. 10 issue) in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the study suggests a therapeutic strategy for overcoming one of the major challenges facing young heart transplant recipients "“ that of organ failure caused by viral...


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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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