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2012-03-23 09:53:30

Finding should encourage more donor paired exchanges, or kidney swaps People with kidney failure may think that they're better off getting a new kidney from a young and spry donor, but a recent study indicates that for those over 39 years old, the age of a live donor–ranging from 18 to 64 years–has an insignificant effect on the long-term health of a transplanted kidney. The study's results appear in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology...

2012-03-22 23:01:16

20-Year-Old Zack Poe Leaves the Hospital to Wait for a Matching Donor Heart at Home Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) March 21, 2012 SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the world´s first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced today that on March 5, University of Kentucky Medical Center (UK) in Lexington discharged its first patient to be implanted with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. Zack Poe, 20, is the first patient in the state...

2012-03-15 12:25:00

63-Year-Old John Martino Looking Forward to Watching His 4 Grandchildren Grow Up Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that on March 7, Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk, VA, discharged its first Total Artificial Heart patient home using the Freedom® portable driver. “We expect Mr. Martino to be able to exercise, visit with friends and family, and lead a relatively normal life now...


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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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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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