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2014-02-25 08:31:18

Both Needed the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart to Save Their Lives & Help Make Them Stronger for Their Donor Heart Transplants TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Newport News, Va., mom and her adult son each had heart problems that started in their early 30s, resulting in the need to receive donor heart transplants in order to live. Because time was of the essence and no donor hearts were available, they each had SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart implants to...

2012-02-28 11:41:04

Johns Hopkins research identifies factors in long-term transplant survival Heart transplant patients who receive new organs before the age of 55 and get them at hospitals that perform at least nine heart transplants a year are significantly more likely than other people to survive at least 10 years after their operations, new Johns Hopkins research suggests. Examining data from the more than 22,000 American adults who got new hearts between 1987 and 1999, researchers found that roughly...

2011-11-25 06:50:40

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — White heart transplant patients under the age of 18 are more than twice as likely as African Americans to be alive ten years later, according to this study. "It's unclear whether these racial disparities are due to biological differences or socio-economic differences that have an impact on access to care, or some combination of the two," Arman Kilic, M.D., a surgical resident at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore who is scheduled to make the AHA...

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...

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2008-11-13 12:30:16

US researchers said on Wednesday that men and women who get heart transplants are more likely to die when the donor was of the opposite sex. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore said the cause is not clear but could be due to size differences in the heart, as men's tend to be larger. It could also be certain hormonal and immunological factors. The federal government paid for the study that was led by Dr. Eric Weiss, a cardiac surgery researcher at Johns Hopkins University in...

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2008-08-14 14:05:00

Many doctors are struggling to determine how and when someone can be declared dead in the case of organ donors. In the past, doctors have had to determine that the donor's brain has completely stopped working, but a new report on three heart transplants involving babies is raising controversy. The report shows that although the three babies were on life support and showed little brain activity, they failed to meet the general criteria for brain death. Each of the infants' families had given...

2006-01-04 14:25:48

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Transplanted hearts survive a significantly shorter time in black children than in other racial groups, according to a review of the records of 4227 pediatric heart transplant recipients, 717 (17 percent) of whom were black. Dr. William T. Mahle and colleagues from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta found that the rate of heart transplants surviving for 5 years was 51 percent for black recipients versus 69 percent for other...


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