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2012-03-02 12:55:28

Research: Cardiovascular disease in kidney donors: Matched cohort study Living kidney donors are at no greater risk of heart disease than the healthy general population, finds a study published on bmj.com today. The results provide important safety reassurances to donors, their recipients and transplant professionals. In the general population, there is a strong link between reduced kidney function and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Given that people who donate a kidney...

2012-03-01 13:05:00

Doctors Estimate up to 10 Patients a Year at Allegheny Could Benefit from the Total Artificial Heart as a Bridge to Transplant Tucson, Ariz. (PRWEB) March 01, 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 Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) performed its first implant of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart on Feb. 17. “We are extremely proud to be the first...

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...

2012-02-23 13:25:00

Total Artificial Heart Available at 56 SynCardia Certified Centers Worldwide with an Additional 34 Hospitals Currently Undergoing Certification Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) February 23, 2012 SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that the 1,000th implant of the world´s first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart was performed on Feb. 10 at The University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson,...

2012-02-17 11:02:20

Classes spur patients to get evaluated for a kidney transplant Highlights     Kidney transplantation is the preferred treatment for kidney failure patients, but blacks are less likely to receive kidney transplants than whites.     Kidney failure patients–particularly blacks and those living in poor neighborhoods–who take part in an education program are more likely to get evaluated for a kidney transplant.     Requiring a formal...

2012-02-15 15:30:00

47-Year-Old Father of One Waited for Matching Donor Heart at Home for 3 Months Using Freedom® Portable Driver Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 Gregory Welsh, 47, is a compelling example of the life-changing importance of organ donation. Following a car accident in 1996, he made the decision to donate his wife´s organs in hopes of helping others. Fifteen years later, Mr. Welsh´s gift came full circle when he received a donor heart transplant after 120 days of life with the...


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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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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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