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2012-05-21 12:36:13

Statins prevent cancer and reduce death from all causes in heart transplant recipients. The findings were independent of cholesterol levels. The research was presented at the Heart Failure Congress 2012, 19-22 May, in Belgrade, Serbia. The Congress is the main annual meeting of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology. Cancer is the leading cause of death late after heart transplantation. Skin cancer is particularly common, but solid organ cancers including...

2012-05-21 05:27:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) - Cancer is the leading cause of death late after heart transplantation. Now, new research shows that statins, immunomondulatory drugs, may benefit patients beyond their lipid lowering effects. Researchers in Zurich are currently investigating the impact of statin therapy on the occurrence of cancer and death from causes in heart transplantation recipients. They found the increased rate of cancer in heart transplant recipients may be related to the immune suppression of...

2012-05-17 23:01:45

A revolutionary VAD Center integrated process management solution Omaha, NE (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 OTTR Chronic Care Solutions, an Omaha-based clinical process management and informatics company, announced that they have signed an agreement with Hartford Hospital to use the OTTR Transplant Care Platform. Hartford Hospital is comprehensively using these OTTR Chronic Care Solutions´ modules and interfaces: Heart, Liver, Kidney, VAD, Financial/Insurance, Lab, ADT, SCM, CLP Lab, Allscripts,...

2012-05-17 06:20:57

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Driver Greg Biffle salutes Red Cross blood donors during the May 19 NASCAR® Sprint® All-Star Race. The No. 16 Ford Fusion will sport a "Saluting Our All-Stars" patriotic paint scheme, highlighting the 33 blood donors who will be listed on the car, while honoring millions of others across the country. Red Cross blood donors provide about 40 percent of the nation's blood supply - helping the Red Cross ensure that lifesaving blood...

2012-05-15 06:28:30

RICHMOND, Va., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Donate Life America (DLA) announced today that it has partnered with PGA TOUR golfer and two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton on a new educational campaign, "Play Through with Erik Compton," which is supported by Genentech, a member of the Roche Group. "Play Through" aims to raise public awareness of organ donation and urge Americans to consider becoming organ donors. "Last year, Donate Life America achieved a significant...

2012-05-11 12:05:15

Data to be presented at National Kidney Foundation's 2012 Spring Clinical Meetings Researchers at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and Feinstein Institute for Medical Research conducted a retrospective analysis which found that morbid obesity impedes kidney donation. In fact, in the analysis of 104 potential living kidney donors, 23 (22 percent) donors were classified as morbidly obese, only three (13 percent) of whom were able to successfully lose weight and donate their...

2012-05-11 05:25:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — For potential organ donors, it is not enough to have just good intentions; you need to have a good waistline as well. Researchers at the Hofstra North Shore- LIJ School of Medicine and Feinstein Institute for Medical Research conducted a retrospective analysis which found that morbid obesity can prevent people from potentially donating their kidneys to save others´ lives. The risk of operation complications and the development of chronic conditions linked to...

2012-05-10 06:26:44

TUCSON, Ariz., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, said today that Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has discharged its first patient to be implanted with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. Michelle Johnson, 39, left the hospital to wait for a matching donor heart at home using the Freedom® portable driver to power her...

2012-05-01 21:14:22

Abdominal tumors involving both roots of the celiac and superior mesenteric artery (SMA) are deemed unresectable by conventional surgical methods, as removal would cause necrosis of the organs that are supplied by those blood vessels. A case report published in the journal American Journal of Transplantation presents a novel surgical technique that enables surgeons to remove tumors that are unresectable by the usual surgical techniques. Led by Tomoaki Kato, MD, FACS, of Columbia...

2012-05-01 10:25:31

TEMPLE, Texas, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The heart transplant program at Scott & White Memorial Hospital - Temple reached a major milestone recently when it received certification from the Center for Medicare Services (CMS). CMS issued the formal certification after conducting an onsite quality review of Scott & White's program in January, in which procedures, care, standards and outcomes were evaluated. In addition to meeting CMS's quality standards, the certification allows Scott...


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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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