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2011-11-30 10:48:32

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.

2011-11-25 06:50:40

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.

2011-11-16 07:32:48

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?

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„¢ Denver,

2011-11-14 15:25:54

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.

2011-11-10 13:10:00

VCU Medical Center’s Retrospective Study Compares Patient Exercise Performance and Blood Pressure Response of the Total Artificial Heart vs.


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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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