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2010-07-26 13:07:59

Published in the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation Since the dawn of heart transplantation in the 1960s, medical care of heart transplant recipients has varied from center to center and been guided by the experience of individual clinicians. The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) has made an unprecedented commitment by convening experts in all areas of heart transplantation to develop practice guidelines for the care of heart transplant recipients. The...

2010-07-14 12:53:00

Pediatric patient is 1 of 3 in the U.S. to receive heart, lungs and liver in one operation HOUSTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital in Houston has performed the hospital's first triple-organ transplant on a 16-year-old Brenham resident. The patient, Taylor Sherrouse, underwent a 13-hour surgery on Tuesday, June 22 to replace her heart, lungs and liver, which had been severely damaged by cystic fibrosis. Taylor is one of only three pediatric patients in the...

2010-06-25 16:29:15

A common international definition will benefit heart transplant patients Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV), the major limitation to long term survival after heart transplantation, occurs when blood vessels in a transplanted heart progressively narrow and lead to dysfunction of the heart muscle or sudden death. Ascertaining benefit from appropriate treatment for this condition has been hampered in part because of the lack of a standard nomenclature. In an article published online today in...

2010-06-17 14:21:00

Dual Heart/Liver Transplant Performed At Montefiore NEW YORK, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Juan Farias, left Montefiore Medical Center in time for Father's Day with his four children, and with the present of a new heart and a new liver. Mr. Farias was able to be discharged June 11, 2010 because of the extraordinary work of Montefiore physicians and surgeons over a wide range of medical disciplines. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100617/DC22956 ) (Photo:...

2010-06-15 01:02:29

Heart failure is a very common condition: around 200,000 people in Sweden have been diagnosed with the disease. Some patients with life-threatening heart failure can be helped by mechanical heart pumps, reveals a thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. In the thesis, a total of 99 patients with life-threatening heart failure were treated with a heart pump for short- or long-term circulatory support. "Two-thirds of these patients survived," says Hans Lid©n, a researcher at the...

2010-06-01 13:52:36

Race matching among donors and recipients has no effect on survival rates, study shows Transplant surgeons at Johns Hopkins who have reviewed the medical records of more than 20,000 heart transplant patients say that it is not simply racial differences, but rather flaws in the health care system, along with type of insurance and education levels, in addition to biological factors, that are likely the causes of disproportionately worse outcomes after heart transplantation in African...

2010-05-27 14:38:45

Was largest clinical trial to compare surgical treatments for congenital heart disease Pediatric researchers report that a recently introduced surgical procedure offers infants with severely underdeveloped hearts a better chance at surviving during their first year of life, in comparison to the standard surgery. Heart surgeons from 15 centers in the federally sponsored Pediatric Heart Network studied the outcomes in 549 newborns who received a complex series of surgeries for hypoplastic left...

2010-05-03 07:23:52

2nd European Lung Cancer Conference Heart and liver transplant recipients are at particularly high risk of developing lung cancer after receiving the donated organ, researchers reported at the 2nd European Lung Cancer Conference. They are advising doctors to screen for such cancers in these patients to maximize the chance of detecting the malignancy early. Doctors have known for decades that the immunosuppressive drugs given to transplant patients increase their risk of developing new...

2010-04-23 09:16:00

ADDISON, Texas, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- New data show improved outcomes, better survival rates and lower costs with the use of continuous flow mechanical circulatory support devices in patients awaiting heart transplants. Research will be presented this week during symposia at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 30th Annual Meeting and Scientific Session at the Hilton Chicago. Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs), or heart pumps, are used to partially or...

2010-04-22 08:55:00

CHICAGO, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) and XDx, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company focused on noninvasive gene expression tests for the monitoring of immune-mediated conditions, today announced results from the Invasive Monitoring Attenuation through Gene Expression (IMAGE) clinical trial. The IMAGE results were presented during a plenary session at the ISHLT 30th Anniversary Meeting & Scientific Sessions in Chicago...


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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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