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â€œItâ€™s a Miracle to Have the Opportunity to be at Home with My Family and to Have a Life Againâ€ Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) October 27, 2011 SynCardia Systems,
Scientists said that organs grown in genetically modified pigs could be transplanted into humans in as soon as two years.
Modern medicine’s ability to save lives through organ transplantation has been revolutionized by the development of drugs that prevent the human body from rejecting the transplanted organ.
Hearts used in transplants can only be sourced from donors that are brain dead before circulation to their heart has ceased.
Investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a novel protocol that allows kidney-transplant recipients to jettison their indispensable immune-suppressing drugs.
Health care providers assess blood and tissue type as well as organ size and health to enhance transplant success.
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,...