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2014-09-16 23:04:08

Former Major League Baseball relief pitcher Kent Tekulve is recovering well today after undergoing successful heart transplantation surgery at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) on Friday, September 5. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Former Major League Baseball relief pitcher Kent Tekulve is recovering well today after undergoing successful heart transplantation surgery at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) on Friday, September 5. Mr. Tekulve, who spent most of his 16-year baseball...

2014-09-12 20:20:55

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kansas and Missouri lawmakers are among 52 Congressmen and women from 14 states who signed a strongly worded letter addressed to Mary Wakefield, administrator of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) with multiple concerns about a proposal being discussed to change donor liver allocation. The proposal calls for taking livers from the highest donation areas (Midwest, South & Southeast) and giving to bigger coastal...

2014-09-12 12:25:33

Donor Alliance and the Colorado Hospital Association recognize the outstanding efforts of healthcare organizations to make the gift of life possible in Colorado DENVER, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, St. Anthony Hospital, Swedish Medical Center, The Medical Center of Aurora, Medical Center of the Rockies and The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Hospital were recognized with Ending the Wait awards for their outstanding achievements in facilitating...

2014-09-12 08:24:55

From 1969 to September 5, 2014, 1,413 artificial hearts of 13 different designs have been implanted in heart failure patients. Here's an update on the state of this life-saving technology. TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart failure, is the number one cause of death, killing more people worldwide than all cancers combined. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140911/145568 The need for donor hearts is growing as heart disease continues...

2014-09-10 23:08:32

Event Aims to Save 40,000 Lives Through Online Organ Donor Registrations. Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 In the U.S., an average of 18 people die a day waiting for life-saving organ transplants. Although a single donor can save the lives of up to eight people and improve the lives of more than 50, less than half of Americans are enrolled as organ donors and the list of people waiting for an organ has grown to more than 120,000 as of Sept. 2014. In a recent survey commissioned...

2014-09-05 08:23:58

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The heart and liver transplantation programs at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), part of the Allegheny Health Network, are the region's best in patient care quality, according to the latest report by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140904/143219 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140904/143220 SRTR is the official national database of organ transplantation...

2014-09-03 16:30:09

-- Doctors Call for Delay in Controversial Share 35 Proposal KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors at The University of Kansas Hospital are joining 45 liver transplant programs from Missouri, Florida, Texas, Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio and Michigan, among others, calling on the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) to delay consideration of a controversial proposal to distribute livers nationally instead of regionally. Collaborating...

2014-09-03 08:32:39

O'Hara lost two siblings to genetic heart failure when he faced dying of the same condition. The SynCardia Heart implant bridged him to a matching donor heart transplant. Today, Pat is doing great. TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the help of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, Patrick "Pat" O'Hara was bridged to a donor heart transplant and beat genetic heart failure that claimed the lives of two siblings and caused a third to have a heart attack....

2014-08-26 08:29:21

The Tucson company manufactures the Total Artificial Heart, the world's only approved device that eliminates the source of end-stage biventricular failure, and the Freedom portable driver. TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, is high on the Inc. 5000 named by the business magazine Inc. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140825/139411 "SynCardia manufactures the world's only FDA, Health Canada...

2014-08-20 16:24:51

HORSHOLM, Denmark, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights: -- On 28 July the European Commission granted marketing authorization for Envarsus® for the prevention of organ rejection in adult kidney and liver transplant patients in the European Union (EU). -- Following the European marketing authorization Veloxis will receive a milestone payment of USD 15 million from our European partner Chiesi in the third quarter 2014 which is in line with...


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