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Changing the organ donation process in this country from opt-in -- by, say, checking a box on a driver's license application -- to opt-out, which presumes someone's willingness to donate after death unless they explicitly object while alive, would not be likely to increase the donation rate in the United States.
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.
With three people on the kidney transplant list dying in the UK every day, should doctors encourage their patients to put themselves at risk for the benefit of others?
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White heart transplant patients under the age of 18 are more than twice as likely to be alive a decade after surgery as their African-American counterparts.
VCU Medical Centerâ€™s Retrospective Study Compares Patient Exercise Performance and Blood Pressure Response of the Total Artificial Heart vs.
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,...