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2012-03-12 21:25:02

Some patients with advanced heart failure caused by cardiomyopathy, the deterioration of function of the heart muscle, are getting a new lease on life thanks to an innovative treatment program at Jewish Hospital, a part of KentuckyOne Health, and the University of Louisville. Led by Emma Birks, M.D., Ph.D., FRCP, director of the Jewish Hospital Heart Failure, Transplant and Mechanical Support Program, the program treats advanced heart failure patients who have left ventricular assist...

2010-01-08 16:26:00

ASWAN, Egypt, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein of Jordan yesterday called for more investment in medical research in a keynote speech at a medical conference hosted by the Aswan Heart Centre. "The progress that we have seen in the last 25 years in paediatric cardiology could not have happened without adequate funding. Many efforts have been made, but much more needs to be done as we acquire more experience and develop better relationships with international...

2009-07-14 19:06:14

Doctors say a Welsh teenager given a second heart as an infant has lived with just her own now-healthy heart since they removed the donor organ three years ago. Hannah Clark, 16, of Cardiff joined her doctors at a news conference Monday, ABC News reported. The case was reported this week in Britain's major medical journal, The Lancet. Dr. Magdi Yacoub was the lead surgeon in the transplant at Harefield Hospital near London and also a surgeon when the transplanted heart was removed when...

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2009-07-14 10:30:00

A British girl who had undergone heart transplant surgery as an infant has reportedly made a full recovery just over three years since having the donor heart removed. At age two, Hannah Clark had a transplant operation in which doctors grafted a donor heart onto her original one that had been failing due to muscle deterioration. Doctors removed the transplanted heart 3-1/2 years ago after Hannah's immunosuppressant drugs resulted in a cancer known as EBV PTLD. At that point in 2006, Hannah's...

2006-04-13 03:40:00

By Michael Holden LONDON -- A British girl is thought to have become the first heart transplant patient in the UK and possibly the world to have had her donor organ removed and her own heart re-started, a London hospital said on Thursday. Hannah Clark from south Wales had a heterotopic transplant operation -- known as a "piggyback" because the donor heart is placed next to the original organ -- 10 years ago. However, complications arose after her body recently started reacting badly to the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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