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2014-04-02 12:31:11

The Aging Population Will Nonetheless Spur Gradual Market Growth Through 2022, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the U.S. market for prescription-based orthotic and prosthetic devices will grow modestly through 2022 despite each market facing distinct reimbursement challenges. This growth can be primarily attributed to the expanding aging population because older individuals are most...

2014-04-02 08:34:41

At One Year, Patients Showed Significantly Lower Fatality and Improved Quality of Life HARRISBURG, Pa., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Results from a groundbreaking study performed at PinnacleHealth were revealed this weekend at the American College of Cardiology's 2014 Scientific Sessions and simultaneously published in The New England Journal of Medicine. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140402/MN95343) "In patients with aortic valve stenosis, the self-expanding...

2014-04-02 08:34:16

LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles dental implant expert, Dr. Kevin Sands, uses titanium implants to replace missing teeth. The advantages of dental implants have become more well-known in recent years, and more patients are now asking for implants over alternatives, such as dental bridges and dentures. Although dental implants can also be made from other materials, titanium is especially suited to this purpose because of its long-term durability and resistance to...

2014-04-02 08:33:48

The US Drug Watchdog says, "There is now a new vital reason why we want to hear from recipients of a DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant that has to do with the part about a medical doctor now has to have recommended a revision surgery, or a revision surgery has to have occurred, if the recipient is ever going to see a dime in compensation. As we would like to explain with one call to 866-714-6466 we need recipients of this type of hip implant to get tested for a premature failure of this...

2014-04-02 08:32:52

BURLINGTON, ON, April 2, 2014 /CNW/ - On April 2, 2014, Ottobock HealthCare Canada (manufacturer of Prosthetics, Orthotics and Mobility products) is recognizing Limb Loss Awareness Month by hosting an event at their Canadian head office. The afternoon will be interactive and will feature guest speakers such as Sam Paulos (Genium Microprocessor Knee wearer), Mike Coulter (Michelangelo Hand wearer) and Jeff Tiessen (Paralympian Athlete and bilateral upper limb amputee)....

2014-04-01 23:25:39

Dr. Morales, of the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery, know that with summer getting closer, now is the time to think about bikinis. Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Plastics surgeons around the world have recognized a trend: breast implants increase in popularity in the spring. Dr. Rolando Morales, Houston’s upcoming cosmetic plastic surgeon, has also noted this rise in breast augmentation and breast lift surgery. “Nothing could be more natural than to look in the mirror at the...

2014-04-01 16:22:15

LONDON, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:MediPoint: Knee Replacement - US Analysis and Market ForecastsMediPoint: Knee Replacement - US Analysis and Market ForecastsSummaryThe current knee replacement market is a crowded space, with an increasing number of companies offering a myriad of partial, primary/total, and revision prostheses to meet orthopedic surgeons' demands in the management of knee diseases, primarily...

2014-04-01 08:30:02

SynCardia Systems, Inc., Recognizes Outstanding Outcomes, Implant Leaders, Emerging Leaders & Fast Start Certified Centers TUCSON, Ariz., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine 'best of the best' SynCardia Certified Centers were honored by SynCardia Systems, Inc., for their use of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE approved Total Artificial Heart, and the Freedom® portable driver that powers it....

2014-03-31 08:30:17

Recipients of metal-on-metal hip implants are encouraged to contact the US Drug Watchdog for expert advice on the best strategy for compensation WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Drug Watchdog is now expressing deep concern that most recipients of an all metal hip implant will never be compensated for a premature failure, because they do not want to go through a hip implant replacement surgery also known as a revision surgery. The group says, "If you are a recipient of an all...

2014-03-29 23:03:39

Dr. Loyd Dowd now uses 3-D CT scan imaging to guarantee accuracy and optimal results when he performs procedures that require precision, such as placing dental implants. This technology improves the likelihood that Dr. Dowd’s patients who are missing adult teeth in Tyler, TX, will experience a successful procedure and enjoy the lasting benefits that implants offer. Tyler, TX (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 Patients of Dr. Loyd Dowd can now benefit from the detailed three-dimensional images...


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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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