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2011-11-30 10:48:32

Removing organs for transplant unless person explicitly opts out of donation before death not best way to address scarcity, raises sticky ethical questions 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, new Johns Hopkins...

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...

2011-11-16 07:32:48

Head to Head: Is it unethical for doctors to encourage healthy adults to donate a kidney to a stranger? 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? Two experts debate the issue on bmj.com today. Associate Professor Walter Glannon from the University of Calgary argues that, although living kidney donation is relatively safe, "this does not imply that doctors should...

2011-11-15 05:05:00

263 Hospitals Evaluated on HealthGrades.com; Hospitals with Best Outcomes in Kidney, Lung, Heart and Liver Transplants Receive Transplant Excellence Awardâ“ž¢ Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 14, 2011 HealthGrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital, today made available to organ transplant patients a list of those hospitals with the best track record for survival and chances of receiving a...

2011-11-14 15:25:54

Johns Hopkins research finds racial, gender disparities among those living 10 years after surgery 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, new Johns Hopkins research suggests. The findings, part of a large-scale review of factors that appear to significantly influence long-term survival among pediatric heart transplant patients, will be presented this week at the American...

2011-11-10 13:10:00

VCU Medical Centerâs Retrospective Study Compares Patient Exercise Performance and Blood Pressure Response of the Total Artificial Heart vs. the HeartMate II LVAD Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) November 10, 2011 In the November issue of The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation (JHLT), Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center in Richmond published the first findings demonstrating that physical exercise and measurable rehabilitation are feasible with the SynCardia temporary...


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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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