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2013-12-03 00:21:18

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) AFFAIRS OF THE HEART Profile America -- Tuesday, December 3rd. Two pioneering efforts to save the lives of patients with terminal heart problems occurred this month in the past. On this date in 1967, the first successful heart transplant was performed by Dr. Christian Barnard in South Africa....

2013-11-27 23:31:35

Black’s book underscores the importance of giving thanks and living a life of passion and purpose year-round. Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 What would you do if you were told that without a heart transplant, you had less than two years to live? That’s exactly what author and success coach Mark Black was faced with at age 23; instead of giving up, Black gave back through his writing. This Thanksgiving, Black is still thankful for a second chance at life. He’s continuously...

2013-11-19 04:23:13

The 1st Maryland Resident to be Discharged from the Hospital without a Human Heart Turns to Caring for His Wife During Her Own Health Crisis TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Without the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, a Maryland engineer who suffered from end-stage biventricular (both sides) heart failure feels he would not have been able to care for his wife during her own medical crisis nearly two years later. (Photo:...

2013-11-12 04:22:37

Patrick O'Hara Also is the 1st Indianan to be Implanted with the SynCardia Heart and the 1st Discharged From the Hospital Without a Human Heart, Thanks to the Freedom® Portable Driver TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An Indiana man has become the 1,200th person in the world to be implanted with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. Patrick O'Hara is the first person in Indiana to receive the life-saving device and the first Hoosier to be discharged from the...

2013-11-05 08:35:09

Renowned Surgeon Francisco Arabia Discusses His Experience with Implantation of Over 100 SynCardia Total Artificial Hearts as it Relates to INTERMACS Statistics TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Veteran heart surgeon Dr. Francisco Arabia tells colleagues there is no reason for bridge to transplant patients to suffer from end-stage biventricular failure if they are bridged with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart because it is the only device that eliminates the...

2013-10-22 08:32:09

Omer Bayrak Has Returned to Work & Recreation While He Waits For a Matching Donor Heart, Thanks to the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Powered by the 6-Kilo Freedom® Portable Driver TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Omer Bayrak, who made headlines when he became the first patient in Turkey to be discharged from the hospital with his SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart powered by the Freedom® portable driver, continues to live at home with his family to wait for a...

Set Of Donor Lungs Preserved For 11 Hours Outside The Body
2013-10-15 08:47:34

KU Leuven The multidisciplinary transplant team at University Hospitals Leuven successfully preserved a set of donor lungs for over eleven hours with the help of a machine, the longest period ever reported. The lengthy preservation time was necessary because the patient needed a liver transplant immediately prior to the lung transplant. The patient has since left the hospital and is in good health. The patient, who suffered from chronic lung failure, developed sudden acute liver...

2013-10-15 08:30:33

Documentary States the SynCardia Heart is the Only Man-made Internal Organ That's Already Saving Lives TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A human-like bionic man envisioned in popular culture may be years away, but there's one man-made organ that already is saving lives: the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131015/LA97441) Scientists and roboticists researched and used the most advanced technology they could find to...

2013-10-08 12:26:57

The SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Provides Bridge to Transplant for 25-Year-Old Southern California Man Whose Father Died of the Same Disease TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kevin Stroh, 25, was fighting for his life against congestive heart failure, the same disease that claimed the life of his 29-year-old father. Thanks to the world's first and only FDA-approved SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, this Southern California resident had a much different...

2013-10-01 12:29:59

Phoenix Children's Hospital Employs Novel CT-Guided, Virtual 3D Modeling Platform To Correctly Fit the SynCardia Heart TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgeons in Phoenix, Arizona, successfully implanted the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart into a 14-year-old boy with biventricular (both sides) heart failure and diffuse clot formation in the left ventricle using diagnostic technology to ensure its proper fit prior to actual surgery. The patient was supported and...


Latest Heart transplantation Reference Libraries

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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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