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2011-06-30 19:20:39

A new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation reveals that there is a significant risk of serious skin cancers, including cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, in heart transplant patients. When people receive heart transplants, they need immune medications to keep their body from rejecting the transplant. The changes to the immune system they experience as a result of the medications can also make them more susceptible to developing cancers. Led by Murad Alam,...

2011-06-29 11:54:00

HOUSTON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital in Houston announced today that it is the first pediatric hospital in the United States to implant an artificial heart into the chest of a 17-year-old patient as the only option to save his life. The history-making patient underwent a rare 15-hour operation on May 22 and is currently recovering at Texas Children's Hospital. He is one of three congenital heart patients in the nation to get such a device. To view a video of the...

2011-06-28 12:35:00

SAN DIEGO, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a clinical research study at Sharp Memorial Hospital indicate that patients 70 years of age or older have good functional recovery,( )survival and quality of life at two years when undergoing left ventricular assist device (LVAD) therapy for heart failure. The study was released in the June 21 edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110628/LA27443) The study's lead...

2011-04-16 00:46:01

Non-cardiac surgery can be performed safely in patients with a heart device typically implanted into patients waiting for a transplant, according to a study at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a mechanical pump implanted in the chest to help a weakened heart pump blood. The devices are increasingly used in the United States, where heart failure affects five million people, but there are less than 3,000 donor organs available annually worldwide. Last...

2011-04-14 11:46:00

SAN DIEGO, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New results from the largest multicenter clinical trial for heart transplant patients will be released this week at the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 31st Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in San Diego. Results show clinical benefit for the use of Everolimus in heart transplant patients. The trial includes 721 randomized patients at 67 medical centers spanning 5 continents. The research compared the...

2011-04-04 19:48:00

Study reviews staffing environment, needs at heart failure programs nationwide The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), American Heart Association (AHA) and the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) today released results of a recently conducted survey to determine the current staffing environment of heart failure (HF) clinics and offices focused on heart transplants. One in eight deaths in the United States is a result of heart failure and the HF patient population is growing,...

2011-03-18 00:00:26

"Healthy Body, Healthy Mind" Follows 4 U.S. Patients Living with the World's Only Approved Total Artificial Heart Tucson, AZ (Vocus/PRWEB) March 16, 2011 SynCardia Systems, Inc. announced today that the longest running health and wellness series on public television, "Healthy Body, Healthy Mind" has produced a 30-minute program featuring the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE approved Total Artificial Heart: the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. The program, titled...

2011-03-17 21:13:02

U-M researcher supports proposed concepts for changing how kidneys are allocated, in commentary published in New England Journal of Medicine Providing kidney transplants to patients with the best probability of longer survival would reduce repeat transplant operations and improve life span after kidney transplant, says a U-M researcher in a commentary published in the New England Journal of Medicine March 16. Alan B. Leichtman, M.D., professor of Internal Medicine at U-M and his co-authors...

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...


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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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