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Johns Hopkins researchers say they have developed a formula to predict which heart transplant patients are at greatest risk of death in the year following their surgeries, information that could help medical teams figure out who would benefit most from the small number of available organs.
TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc.
TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that on Aug.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute Heart Failure Clinic became the first program in the nation to be certified under new Joint Commission standards that are focused on providing safe, successful transitions of care as heart-failure patients move from the inpatient setting to the outpatient setting. In collaboration with the American Heart Association, The Joint Commission launched the Advanced Certification in Heart Failure program on...
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,...